This Article will examine the development and application of North Carolina common law addressing the removal of an elected municipal official through the process of "amotion." Amotion is recognized as an "inherent power" of the governing body of a municipal corporation to remove an elected official for reasonable and just cause due to misconduct or unfitness to hold office.



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