This Note has several objectives. It will describe the origins and early rationale for the rule, as well as trace its growth and later demise in North Carolina. In addition, it will analyze the court's decision and the factors that led up to it. Finally, it will explore the ramifications of the court's decision and determine if this was the proper course for the court to take.
Melanie Lewis Vtipil, Its Days Were Numbered: The Year and a Day Rule Falls in North Carolina - State v. Vance, 14 Campbell L. Rev. 235 (1992).