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North Carolina | Process

Bishop v. Funderburk

Last Updated May 6, 2022
Case No. 3:21-cv-00679 (W.D.N.C.)
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Case Information

Federal court action seeking to establish a First Amendment right to compel public disclosure of the votes of Justices and Judges of the NC Supreme Court and NC Court of Appeals on the Election Suspension Orders in 2022, and other petitions related to redistricting.

On May 6, 2022, the court dismissed the case with prejudice, holding that the plaintiff’s claims were barred by sovereign and judicial immunity, and the abstention doctrine, which protects state judicial processes from “intrusions” by federal courts.



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