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A Warren Court of our Own: The Exum Court and the Expansion of Individual Rights in NC – CLE

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/12/2020
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Location
Celine's on Broadway

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Associate Justice Mark Davis of the Supreme Court of North Carolina will be speaking about his new book, A Warren Court of our Own: The Exum Court and the Expansion of Individual Rights in North Carolina. In this book, Justice Davis thoroughly analyzes the fascinating period between 1986 and 1995 when – under the leadership of Chief Justice Jim Exum – the Supreme Court issued numerous landmark decisions that had the effect of greatly expanding the individual rights of both criminal defendants and individuals bringing lawsuits against corporations and governments. The book compares the Exum Court with the legendary, and also controversial, era of the United States Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Justice Davis furnishes colorful biographical sketches of the justices on the Exum Court along with a fascinating behind-the­ scenes look at how North Carolina’s highest court actually functions. In addition, he details deeply-rooted conflicts among the justices on the Exum Court on the question of when, if ever, judges should “make law” as opposed to simply deferring to the legislative branch of government.

This one-hour CLE is part of the Bar luncheon program for February. To sign up, please click here.

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