Civitas Review

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    Jan
    07

    CLF Petitions NC Supreme Court in Religious Liberty Case

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    Yesterday, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom filed a Petition for Discretionary Review with the North Carolina Supreme Court in the matter of Breedlove v. Warren. In the petition, we ask the Court for expedited review of a September trial court decision prior to a ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The […]

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    Dec
    18

    State High Court Vacates Death Row Cases

    Posted in Civitas Review, Public Safety By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court vacated all four cases filed under the Racial Justice Act.  All four convicted killers who had their sentences commuted to life without parole by now-retired Judge Gregory Weeks will go back to Death Row. One of the reasons that the ruling was overturned was that three of the cases […]

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    Dec
    17

    Supreme Court Grants PLF Admission, Allows Joint Brief in Map Act Case

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    The North Carolina Supreme Court today granted the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF)'s motion for the pro hac vice admission of the Pacific Legal Foundation's Mark Miller and a CLF/PLF joint motion to file an amicus brief in Kirby v. DOT, more widely known as the "Map Act" case. The brief was submitted […]

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    Nov
    12

    "Closing Arguments with Elliot Engstrom" Debuts Tomorrow!

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , , , ,

    Tomorrow at 1 p.m., "Closing Arguments with Elliot Engstrom" will debut on the Freedom Action Network. The weekly show, hosted by yours truly, will close out the week by discussing topics related to government, politics, and law. Tomorrow's guests/topics: 1 p.m. — UNC law student and former CLF law clerk Felicia Hyde will discuss the state of legal education in […]

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    May
    07

    Supreme Court Sets Rehearing Dates

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    The Supreme Court of North Carolina today announced dates and deadlines regarding its rehearing of Dickson v. Rucho, a constitutional challenge to North Carolina's voting redistricting legislation passed in 2011. The state's highest court originally ruled the redistricting plan constitutional, which prompted the plaintiffs to appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The nation's highest Court then ordered […]

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