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2014 North Carolina Supreme Court Judicial Candidate Forum - Event Video

Charlotte Lawyers Chapter
Cheri Beasley, Samuel J. Ervin, Robin Hudson, Robert N. Hunter, Eric Levinson, Ola Lewis, Mark D. Martin, Michael L. Robinson, Jenna Deery, Jay Conison, Bradley Lingo, Susan Rodriguez October 08, 2014

In November, North Carolina voters will head to the polls to elect four of the seven members of the North Carolina Supreme Court. As a majority of the seats on the Supreme Court are at stake, the outcome of the election will have a long lasting impact on the law of the State. The candidate forums will provide the candidates with the opportunity to discuss their judicial philosophies and their view of the role of the Supreme Court in our system of government. This forum was held on October 8, 2014, at the UNC Charlotte Center City (Uptown) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Featuring:

  • Justice Cheri Beasley, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Judge Sam J. Ervin, IV, North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Justice Robin Hudson, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Justice Robert N. Hunter, Jr., North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Judge Eric Levinson, Seventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina
  • Judge Ola Lewis, Fourth Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina
  • Chief Justice Mark Martin, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Mr. Mike Robinson, Partner, Robinson & Lawing, LLP
  • Moderator: Ms. Jenna Deery, WSOC-TV
  • Moderator: Dean Jay Conison, Charlotte School of Law
  • Introduction: Mr. Bradley Lingo, Counsel, King & Spalding and Chairman, Charlotte Chapter Federalist Society
  • Introduction: Ms. Susan Rodriguez, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

UNC Charlotte Center City (Uptown)
Charlotte, NC

2014 North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate Forum - Event Videos

Triangle Lawyers Chapter
Mark D. Martin, Samuel J. Ervin, Robert N. Hunter, Robin Hudson, Eric Levinson, Cheri Beasley, Michael L. Robinson, Donna Martinez, Kevin Hales September 23, 2014

In November, North Carolina voters will head to the polls to elect four of the seven members of the North Carolina Supreme Court. As a majority of the seats on the Supreme Court are at stake, the outcome of the election will have a long lasting impact on the law of the State. The candidate forums will provide the candidates with the opportunity to discuss their judicial philosophies and their view of the role of the Supreme Court in our system of government. This forum was held on September 17, 2014, at City Club Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here for additional videos.

Featuring:

  • Chief Justice Mark Martin, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Judge Samuel J. Ervin, IV, North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Justice Robert N. Hunter, Jr., North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Justice Robin Hudson, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Judge Eric Levinson, Seventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina
  • Justice Cheri Beasley, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Mr. Mike Robinson, Partner, Robinson & Lawing, LLP
  • Moderator: Mrs. Donna Martinez, Contributing Editor, Carolina Journal and Co-Host, Carolina Journal Radio
  • Introduction: Mr. Kevin P. Hales, Legal Counsel, SAS

Public Land Controversy: The States v. The Federal Government - Podcast

Environmental Law & Property Rights and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups Podcast
Donald J. Kochan, David Garbett June 25, 2014

public lands mapControversies over jurisdiction and management of public lands are building. Whether grazing rights disputes in Nevada or New Mexico, alarm over federal disinterest in long recognized local partnerships for management of multi-use lands, BLM review of millions of acres to balance factors like environmental justice, and complaints of forest maintenance hazards, states are increasingly concerned. Western states contend that return of public lands to state control would generate a North Dakota-like renaissance of jobs, access to resources, and economic activity. Several Western states are investigating the legal basis for challenging federal retention of these public multi-use lands as described in state charter enabling acts. The state of Utah now has statutory authority to sue the federal government for return of its lands in January, 2015. How sound is the legal case, and what are the economic implications for the Western states -- as well as the country in general? What are the environmental policy issues and is state stewardship of these lands best?

  • Hon. Ken Ivory, State Representative, Utah House of Representatives
  • Prof. Donald J. Kochan, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law
  • Carl Graham, Director, Center for Self-Government in the West, Sutherland Institute
  • David Garbett, Staff Counsel, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

The State of State and Municipal Debt - Podcast

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
David Skeel, Sanford Levinson May 30, 2014

money lawIn recent years, many state and local governments have encountered severe fiscal problems, partly because of the recession and financial crisis, and partly because of long-term pension and other obligations that outstrip revenue. This raises a number of important policy and legal questions, such as the extent to which it is desirable for federal and state governments to "bail out" fiscally troubled jurisdictions, and whether or not such governments can default on any of their obligations. If state or local governments become more dependent on federal funding, that may also have implications for the long-term future of American federalism. Our panelists, Prof. Sanford Levinson and Prof. David Skeel considered these issues.

  • Professor Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair, University of Texas School of Law
  • Professor David A. Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School