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Looking back on the court-related battles of 2013

Courts and Law [2]

2013: Ten for the Courts

Top10-sm [6]

If 2013 is remembered as the year when a conservative supermajority rolled into Raleigh and turned North Carolina’s moderate reputation on its head, it must also be appreciated as a time when those affected by the overreach remembered that they still had a place for recourse:  the courts [7].

Voters, teachers, environmentalists, same-sex marriage proponents, women’s health advocates, death row inmates – just a few of the groups who looked to our state and federal courts for some help righting the ship.

And as battered and overburdened as they are, those courts will nonetheless have the last word about much of the conservative agenda pushed through during the General Assembly’s long session.

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It’s year-end wrap-up time and in that spirit, NC Policy Watch Courts and Law Reporter Sharon McCloskey has an excellent summary [3] of ten important matters of North Carolina public policy that are either before the courts or that directly impact them. It’s entitled “Ten for the courts.”

As Sharon notes:

If 2013 is remembered as the year when a conservative super-majority rolled into Raleigh and turned North Carolina’s moderate reputation on its head, it must also be appreciated as a time when those affected by the overreach remembered that they still had a place for recourse:  the courts [7].

Voters, teachers, environmentalists, same-sex marriage proponents, women’s health advocates, death row inmates – just a few of the groups who looked to our state and federal courts for some help righting the ship.

And as battered and overburdened as they are, those courts will nonetheless have the last word about much of the conservative agenda pushed through during the General Assembly’s long session.

Read the entire article by clicking here [3].