This article outlines a number of recent developments in North Carolina constitutional law, focusing primarily upon the most common areas where individuals need protection from abusive government power. Recent cases have demonstrated the growth and abuse of government power in North Carolina, from the smallest municipalities to the massive North Carolina state government bureaucracy. State constitutional checks and balances are necessary.
J. Michael McGuinness, The Rising Tide of North Carolina Constitutional Protection in the New Millennium, 27 Campbell L. Rev. 223 (2005).