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.
A new White Paper, authored by Scott W. Gaylord and published by the Federalist Society, seeks 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. Click here to read the paper. Click here to read other papers on the North Carolina courts published by the Federalist Society.