Courts in North Carolina
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The North Carolina state court system is relatively simple. At its lowest level are the North Carolina District Courts, which handle a variety of civil cases including North Carolina small claims cases and those relating to juvenile, domestic relations, and mental health matters. Next are the North Carolina Superior Courts, which handle higher value civil cases and North Carolina criminal matters. If you appeal a Superior Court decision in North Carolina, this will be heard in the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The North Carolina Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears Court of Appeals cases that have been appealed, as well as any case involving a potential death penalty sentence. If you're trying to find North Carolina court records online, information regarding North Carolina Superior Court and Court of Appeals cases can be viewed at the North Carolina Docket Sheet database. This online court records system is located at http://appellate.nccourts.org/dockets.php. To obtain other North Carolina court documents you will need to contact the Clerk of Courts office in the North Carolina county where the case took place.
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26, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage: North Carolina official resigns
Well-wishers yell encouragement to same sex couples, including Karen McMillan, right, make their way out of the Ada County Courthouse after they received their marriage license, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Boise, Idaho.
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25, Oct 2014 - US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states
The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples.Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
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