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On this page, you will find a number of links to websites that may be of interest. They include governmental, business, and various non-profit groups from around the country. While we do not serve as an endorsement of any other site, you will find these sites, and others to be added, a convenient source of relevant information.


Center
for Citizenship,
Enterprise
and Government

www.cforceg.org
The Center for Citizenship, Enterprise and Government (CCEG) has been formed to help educate the public on the principles and benefits to society of private enterprise. Its goal is to better arm citizens with the knowledge and tools they need to apply these principles in public policy, government and business.

The Mission of the Center for Citizenship, Enterprise and Government (CCEG) is to educate and inform the public on the interrelationship between citizenship, private enterprise and government in order to build a more just a
nd prosperous society.

 
Heritage
Foundation
www.heritage.org
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.


Institute for
Justice

www.ij.org
The Institute for Justice is the nation’s premier libertarian public interest law firm.


John Locke
Foundation

www.johnlocke.org

North Carolina is blessed with great beauty, a congenial climate, and rich traditions. One such tradition is a commitment to honesty over pretense and a stubborn insistence on what is right instead of what is popular or expedient.

In the 1700s, North Carolina was called a “vale of humility between two mountains of conceit.” It often charted its own course. North Carolina patriots were the first in America to call for independence. The state refused to ratify the U.S. Constitution without a Bill of Rights. And its state motto, Esse Quam Videri, translates as “To Be Rather Than To Seem.” Honoring this tradition, a group of North Carolinians in 1990 created the John Locke Foundation as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.”


National
Federation of
Independent
Business
www.nfib.com/page/homeNC

NFIB's purpose is to impact public policy at the state and federal level and be a key business resource for small and independent business in America.



North Carolina
Citizens for Business
and Industry
www.nccbi.com
With about 2,000 member companies of all types and sizes, North Carolina Citizens for Business and industry is the state’s largest and most influential business group.



North Carolina
Courts
www.nccourts.org
Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of North Carolina is the state's highest court, and there is no further appeal in the state from its decisions. This court has a chief justice and six associate justices who sit together as a panel in Raleigh. The Supreme Court has no jury, and it makes no determination of fact; rather, it considers error in legal procedures or in judicial interpretation of the law.

Court of Appeals
The Court of Appeals is this state’s only intermediate appellate court. Fifteen judges sit in rotating panels of three, deciding only questions of law on every case appealed from the Superior and District courts except death penalty cases. Appeals can range from a parking ticket case to murder case.Superior Court

Superior Court
All felony criminal cases, civil cases involving more than $10,000 and misdemeanor and infraction appeals from District Court are tried in Superior Court. A jury of 12 hears the criminal cases. In the civil cases,juries are often waived.

Superior Court is divided into eight divisions and 46 districts across the state. Every six months, Superior Court judges rotate among the districts within their division. The rotation system helps avoid favoritism that might result from having a permanent judge in one district.

 
District Court
Trial courts, or District Courts, can be divided into four categories, civil, criminal, juvenile and magistrate. Like the Superior Court, District Court sits in the county seat of each county. It may also sit in certain other cities and towns, specifically authorized by the General Assembly.

Small Claims Court
Small claims court is part of the District Court Division. It handles civil cases where a plaintiff requests assignment to a magistrate and the amount in controversy is $4,000 or less.

Special Courts
Several new innovative courts are being utilized in North Carolina to deal with certain problems where the traditional adversarial system is not always appropriate. From families and drug abuse to corporate lawsuits, North Carolina is finding new ways to deal with these unique issues. In several of these courts, the court system acts a problem solver as well as a decider of facts.


North Carolina
Department of the Secretary of State
www.secstate.state.nc.us/
MISSION STATEMENT: To serve and protect citizens, the business community and governmental agencies by facilitating business activities, by providing accurate and timely information and by preserving documents and records.

North Carolina
General Assembly
www.ncga.state.nc.us
Laws of North Carolina, known as statutes, are made by the General Assembly. The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) is made of two bodies or houses; the Senate, which has 50 members; and the House of Representatives, which consists of 120 members. Each legislator represents either a Senatorial District or a House District.


Southeastern
Legal Foundation
www.southeasternlegal.org
Founded in 1976, Southeastern Legal Foundation is celebrating its 27th year as an Atlanta-based public interest law firm which advocates limited government, individual economic freedom, and the free enterprise system in the courts of law and public opinion. Our mission is to engage in litigation and public policy advocacy in support of these principles.


Town Hall
www.townhall.com
Townhall.com is the first truly interactive community on the Internet to bring Internet users, conservative public policy organizations, congressional staff, and political activists together under the broad umbrella of "conservative" thoughts, ideas and actions. Townhall.com is a one-stop mall of ideas in which people congregate to exchange, discuss and disseminate the latest news and information from the conservative movement. Townhall.com is committed to inform, educate and empower the public through this emerging electronic medium.


Washington Legal Foundation
www.wlf.org
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) has one goal: to defend and promote the principles of freedom and justice.

Since it was founded 27 years ago, WLF has developed into the nation's preeminent center for public interest law, advocating free-enterprise principles, responsible government, property rights, a strong national security and defense, and balanced civil and criminal justice system.