North Carolina Law Review

University of North Carolina School of Law

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October 3, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1882 (2018)

Every state in the Union sets up its own framework for relations between the state and local governments. Most states broadly delegate “authority over local matters” to local governments in their state constitution or a single state statute....

October 3, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1855 (2018)

Since 2008, more and more state attorneys general around the nation have begun refusing to defend state actions by their respective state governments, usually on the grounds that a given state law violates either the State or Federal Constitu...

October 3, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1821 (2018)

Short-term rentals ("STRs"), such as Airbnb, offer convenient and often cheaper alternatives to hotels, but these rentals are not without controversy. Opponents of STRs argue that they diminish housing stock, cause cities to lose out on tax r...

October 3, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1769 (2018) 

Thomas A. Kelley & Christopher B. McLaughlin

Disputes between nonprofit organizations and local governments over property tax exemptions have been on the increase in North Carolina and beyond. There are two paramount reasons. First, since the...

October 3, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1725 (2018) 

North Carolina’s Public Records and Open Meetings laws both provide for awards of attorney’s fees in certain situations. The Public Records law awards fees to a plaintiff who “substantially prevails” and a government defendant who is sued in...

October 1, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1681 (2018) 

The Contract Clause, which prohibits state interference with the obligations of contracts, has fallen from its prior preeminence in American jurisprudence. During early American history, in the words of the Supreme Court, the Contract Clause...

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