The North Carolina Supreme Court in 2010: Is It Time for Reform?
White Paper on the North Carolina Supreme Court
October 26, 2010Scott W. Gaylord
The calls to change to a Missouri Plan system in North Carolina have drawn attention away from another important issue concerning the North Carolina Supreme Court that has received virtually no attention: the relatively few number of cases the Court decides each year. Over the last decade, the North Carolina Supreme Court has been deciding fewer and fewer cases, leaving the legal community, entrepreneurs, business owners, and others with few guidelines to follow. The purpose of this White Paper is to focus attention on both sides of the judicial selection debate as well as the diminishing productivity of our Supreme Court, in an effort to promote a more robust and informed debate on both issues.