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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24, Apr 2014 - High Point, NC Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems.
24, Apr 2014 - Same-sex couples facing illness sue N.C. for marriage recognition
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Three lesbian couples facing urgent health issues sued on Wednesday to force North Carolina to acknowledge their same-sex marriages and allow access to insurance, tax and inheritance benefits.
24, Apr 2014 - Woman charged in NC kidnap to have bond hearing
ATLANTA (AP) — A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father is set to have a bond hearing in federal court in Atlanta.
24, Apr 2014 - Capital punishment back before North Carolina Supreme Court
North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws.
24, Apr 2014 - Richmond, NC Appeals court affirms Duplin County dogfighting sentence
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 16:48 PM. RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has upheld the five-year prison sentence of a North Carolina man described by prosecutors as a “legend” in the dogfighting community.
24, Apr 2014 - Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
24, Apr 2014 - Despite ban, sweepstakes cafes fight to stay open
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A year after the state Supreme Court upheld a North Carolina law banning sweepstakes cafes, some of the places where people play fast-moving computer games that mimic Vegas-style slots are still open for business.
24, Apr 2014 - Same-sex couples facing illness sue North Carolina for marriage recognition
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Three lesbian couples facing urgent health issues sued on Wednesday to force North Carolina to acknowledge their same-sex marriages and allow access to insurance, tax and inheritance benefits. If the ailing spouse dies before North Carolina recognizes the marriages, the surviving spouse will be denied benefits given to married couples ...
24, Apr 2014 - High Point, NC Suit cites urgency to overturn N.C. gay marriage ban
RALEIGH, N.C. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems.
23, Apr 2014 - Judge gives teachers victory in tenure battle
A Guilford County judge on Wednesday halted a requirement that North Carolina school districts offer a quarter of their teachers multi-year contracts as an enticement for them to give up their so-called "career status" protections.
23, Apr 2014 - Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes. The concerns about these contraband devices came into the national spotlight this month when U.S ...
23, Apr 2014 - Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence
A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant.
23, Apr 2014 - Raleigh, NC NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling
North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management ...
23, Apr 2014 - Greenville, NC John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney
The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
23, Apr 2014 - Lincolnton, NC US man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes
LINCOLNTON, North Carolina (AP) A man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday. He was convicted...
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