AN ACT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF JUDGES ON THE COURT OF APPEALS TO TWELVE; TO PROVIDE AN APPEAL OF RIGHT FOR TRIAL COURT DECISIONS REGARDING CLASS ACTION CERTIFICATION AND TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW BY THE SUPREME COURT IN CASES WHERE THE SUBJECT MATTER INVOLVES THE JURISDICTION AND INTEGRITY OF THE COURT SYSTEM.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes proposed addition to GS 7A-27 that creates an appeal of right from the trial courts to the Supreme Court for cases involving the resolution of conflicts pursuant to Rule 3.1 of the General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts. Makes conforming change to the act's long title.
Makes clarifying and technical changes to GS 7A-31 concerning discretionary review by the Supreme Court.
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