In light of the Byrd precedent and the various amendments to the law over the past thirty years, this comment will address two concerns: first, whether the North Carolina Supreme Court's logic in deciding Byrd was sound, especially in view of the seemingly clear intent of North Carolina's Open Meetings Law; and second, given the present-day version of North Carolina's Open Meetings Law, whether state agencies and other governmental bodies may still operate through the purported Byrd loophole.



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