Supreme Court Opinions


Filed: 5 February 2021
Mandate: 25 February 2021
Zip File of Published Opinions
Headnote Index: 5 February 2021

Case Title / Description
Comm. to Elect Dan Forest v. Emps. Pol. Action Comm., (231A18 - Published) Author: Justice Robin Hudson (View COA Opinion)
Whether a statute which created a private right of action confers standing to sue for that statutory 'injury.'
In re J.T.C., (387A20 - Published) Author: Per Curiam (View COA Opinion)
Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining termination was in the juvenile's best interests.
In re S.R.F., (214A20 - Published) Author: Justice Michael Morgan
Termination of parental rights; neglect under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); probability of future neglect; sufficiency of findings.
In re C.L.H., (213A20 - Published) Author: Justice Anita Earls
Appeal from an order terminating respondent's parental rights; termination of respondent's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1), (4), (6); neglect; willful failure to pay child support; dependency.
In re J.E.B., (99A20 - Published) Author: Justice Anita Earls
Trial court did not err by permitting respondent's guardian ad litem, an attorney, to assist respondent's appointed attorney at trial by conducting some examinations and performing similar acts.
In re S.F.D., (80A20 - Published) Author: Justice Tamara Barringer
Termination of parental rights; no-merit review.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE LISTED OPINIONS, THE COURT CONSIDERED 143 OTHER MATTERS. THE OTHER MATTERS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, NOTICES OF APPEALS BASED UPON CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS, PETITIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW, PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI IN DEATH CASES, DEATH STAYS, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF CERTIORARI IN OTHER CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF SUPERSEDEAS, MOTIONS FOR TEMPORARY STAYS, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF MANDAMUS, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF HABEAS CORPUS, PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS, MOTIONS FOR APPROPRIATE RELIEF, AND DIRECT APPEALS FROM DECISIONS OF THE JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION AND THE UTILITIES COMMISSION. THE COURT ALSO CONSIDERS MOTIONS FOR EXTENSIONS OF TIME AND MOTIONS TO AMEND ON A DAILY BASIS. SUCH "ROUTINE" MOTIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PETITION LIST PUBLISHED BY THE COURT EACH MONTH.