N.C. Court of Appeals Opinions for May 10, 2016

The North Carolina Court of Appeals released a batch of opinions today:

Bigelow v. Sassafras Grove Baptist Church  (15-557). 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss; First Amendment Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses. [“ministerial exception” and the
“ecclesiastical abstention doctrine,” do not preclude courts from resolving contractual disputes not involving ecclesiastical issues and requiring only application of neutral principles of contract and statutory law. PERHAPS MORE TO COME.]
State v. Bullock  (15-731).  Traffic stop; unlawfully prolonged the stop without reasonable suspicion
State v. Holloman  (15-1042). self-defense, aggressor, and deadly force.
Town of Beech Mountain v. Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.  (15-517). Rule 50; substantive due process; Rule 59/60
Town of Beech Mountain v Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.  (15-260). Beach of lease

There were also 13 unpublished opinions, available here.