• Pending
  • Case of Note

Hoke County Board of Education v. State

Docket number
425A21-2 and 425A21-3

In November 2022, the Court held that when the state fails to provide students the opportunity to attain basic education, the court is empowered to require the state to apply funds to meet its obligations. After two new justices joined the Court, the Court paused the transfer of funds while it considered new arguments that the state’s controller lacks legal authority to transfer funds as the Court had directed.

After a district court judge found in 2023 that additional required education funding for two years would cost nearly $700 million, two legislators, who had intervened in the case, asked the state supreme court to address whether the judge had subject matter jurisdiction to make that order, and whether he had subject matter jurisdiction to issue statewide relief.

Opinions, Briefs and other Documents

  • Other Documents

Justice Allen - Order

  • Other Documents

Justice Earls - Order

  • Party Brief

State of North Carolina - Brief

  • Party Brief

Plaintiffs-Appellees - Brief

  • Party Brief

Penn Intervenors -Brief -08.01.2022

  • Party Brief

Penn Intervenors -Brief -07.01.2022

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