Court of Appeals http://wunc.org en Staff Changes In Eastern District Prosecutors Office http://wunc.org/post/staff-changes-eastern-district-prosecutors-office <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In the</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> wake of a public reprimand by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the eastern district federal prosecutors office implemented new policies and procedures. The office was scolded by the court for discovery abuse including a pattern of withholding evidence from defendants.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:52:38 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22308 at http://wunc.org Staff Changes In Eastern District Prosecutors Office NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media http://wunc.org/post/nc-court-appeals-rules-registered-sex-offenders-can-use-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that registered sex offenders can use social media websites. The ruling invalidates a portion of&nbsp;a&nbsp;North Carolina law passed in 2008 called the Protect Children From Sexual Predators&nbsp;Act.</span></p><p align="left">Lester Packingham, Jr. brought the case. He's a registered sex offender who lives in Durham. In 2012, Packingham, Jr. was convicted of accessing a commercial social networking site. He had been using Facebook.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:46:46 +0000 Sam Sanders 21107 at http://wunc.org NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media Former Prosecutor Remembers His Role In Bringing Down Manuel Noriega http://wunc.org/post/former-prosecutor-remembers-his-role-bringing-down-manuel-noriega <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Panamanian dictator Manuel </span>Noriega<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a infamous figure on the international stage during the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Before he became a caricature of the "crazy" dictator, he was on the payroll of the CIA and helped the United States gain information on Cuba.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:57:05 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 13693 at http://wunc.org Former Prosecutor Remembers His Role In Bringing Down Manuel Noriega Instant Runoff Count Underway http://wunc.org/post/instant-runoff-count-underway <p>Elections officials around the state have started the second phase of vote counting in a Court of Appeals race.</p><p>One of this year’s Court of Appeals races is the first statewide contest in the US to use instant runoff voting.&nbsp; In the general election, voters chose a first, second, and third choice from a field of 13 candidates.&nbsp;&nbsp; Cressie Thigpen and Doug McCullough were the top two winners as first choice.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:26:00 +0000 Laura Leslie 11494 at http://wunc.org