N.C. Supreme Court Opinions for November 6, 2015

The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a batch of opinions:

State v. Packingham, (366PA13). Whether N.C.G.S. 14-202.5, prohibiting all registered sex offenders from accessing commercial social networking internet sites, is constitutional on its face and as applied.

Additional Coverage. Even more to come.

Morningstar Marinas/Eaton Ferry, LLC v Warren County, et al., (131A14). Appeal by a nearby property owner from a decision made by the county zoning administrator; whether that property owner was entitled to a writ of mandamus ordering that the appeal be transmitted to the county board of adjustment.
State v. Taylor, (317PA14). Whether the trial court erred when it denied defendant’s pretrial motion to suppress statements made to the police; whether the initial stop or continued detention of defendant was unconstitutional; whether defendant preserved for appellate review his argument that the admission of certain statements made to the police violated his Fifth Amendment rights.
Lassiter, ex rel. v North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated, et al., (330PA14). Whether defendants were entitled to an award of certain fees paid in connection with the deposing of plaintiff’s designated expert witnesses pursuant to N.C.G.S. 1A-1, Rule 41(d), despite the fact that the witnesses in question did not testify pursuant to a subpoena.
State v. Robinson, (398PA14). Whether unauthorized use of a motor vehicle is a lesser-included offense of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Byrd, et al. v Franklin County, (462A14). Whether a county zoning ordinance prohibits landowners from operating a commercial shooting range on their property.
Town of Boone v State of North Carolina, et al., (93A15). Appealability of three orders of three-judge panel in Superior Court in Wake County, two entered on 29 December 2014 and one entered on 29 July 2015, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-27(a1).
In re: Judge James T. Hill, (186A15). Review of recommendation for public reprimand.