ECSU hosts the NC Court of Appeals on November 1

Kesha Williams
October 12, 2007

Elizabeth City State University will host the NC Court of Appeals for a live court session at 9:30 a.m. on November 1 in the auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center. The public is welcome to attend but must be seated by 9 a.m. The Court of Appeals is this state's only intermediate appellate court. Fifteen judges sit in rotating panels of three, deciding only questions of law on every case appealed from the Superior and District courts except death penalty cases. Appeals can range from a parking ticket case to murder case. In fiscal year 2003-2004, more than 1,750 cases were filed with the Court of Appeals. Cases in which there is a dissent in the Court of Appeals go to the Supreme Court as well as to those that the Supreme Court accepts for review through petition. Court of Appeals judges serve eight-year terms. School groups should register in advance by calling 335-3596.