Posts Tagged ‘Police Power; Preemption; Ordinances’

Voting Rules, Monuments, and Beehives: Miscellaneous Changes to Local Government Laws

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

It is an understatement to say that this year’s session of the General Assembly produced legislation of interest to local governments.  Some of that legislation has been discussed by my colleagues elsewhere on Coates’ Canons.  (See, for example, here, here, here, and here.) This blog post examines a handful of largely unrelated legislative changes that […]

King v. Town of Chapel Hill: The Supreme Court Issues a Major Decision on the Police Power of Local Governments (Part 1)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In King v. Town of Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued what could be its most significant decision yet on the general police power of local governments. Somewhat predictably, media coverage tended to focus on the portion of the court’s opinion striking down Chapel Hill’s ban on mobile phone use by drivers 18 years of […]