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DECEMBER
December 5, 2004 COMPETITION SPAWNS INCENTIVES
The incentive package that enticed Dell Inc. to come to North Carolina had state Rep. Rick Glazier thinking about the nuclear arms race....click here for more
SEPTEMBER
September 19, 2004 N.C. BUSINESS INCENTIVES FACE NEW CHALLENGE
Nearly 10 years ago, North Carolina’s machinery for enticing businesses to relocate or expand here came to a dead stop...click here for more
September 9, 2004
OUR CONSTITUTION IN CRISIS
Anyone who knows Robert Orr knows he is a man of strong convictions. As a Justice on the state’s Supreme Court he proved himself a jurist who abided by the principles...click here for more
September 3, 2004 FEDERAL COURT THROWS OUT INCENTIVES
Ruling in Ohio case cites federal constitution, may have broad impact
A federal appeals court yesterday ruled that economic development incentives given by the State of Ohio to automobile manufacturer DaimlerChrysler...click here for more
AUGUST

August 22, 2004
ORR'S NEW ROLE IS ADVOCACY OF STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
Former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr retired his robe for good last month to run a nonprofit...click here for more
August 22, 2004
FORMER JUSTICE TAKES ON NEW CHALLENGE
Bob Orr tells the story of a meeting he attended in Asheville where a legislator said, "We pass what we want and worry about (constitutionality) later"...click here for more
August 17, 2004
JUSTICE ORR DESCRIBES INSTITUTE'S ROLE
New organization might pursue litigation on business subsidies, other issues
Hoping to restore the luster of the trampled North Carolina Constitution, former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert F. Orr...click here for more
JUNE
June 4, 2004
DID JOBS GRANT CLINCH RELOCATION?
Harris Microwave executive says it wouldn’t have chosen NC without incentives, but questions remain
Harris Microwave Communications Division, the latest beneficiary of tax rebates...click here for more
MAY
May 20, 2004
ON MILKING A STATE'S "CASH COW"
Ernst & Young advises businesses on how maximize subsidies from state governments
A workshop conducted in late March, led by experts in getting economic development incentives from state and local governments...click here for more
MARCH
March 29, 2004
NONPROFIT LITIGATOR
New institute, to be run by retiring Supreme Court justice, will focus on state constitutional law
While it initially may focus on the constitutionality of state incentives to spur new industry, the new North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law...click here for more
March 5, 2004
JUSTICE ORR TO LEAVE N.C. SUPREME COURT BENCH
Justice Robert Orr, a veteran of 8 1/2 years on the N.C. Supreme Court, stunned legal and political circles...click here for more
March 3, 2004
NEW RIGHTS WATCHDOG
A new nonprofit organization led by Bill Graham, former Superior Court judge...click here for more
FEBRUARY
February 29, 2004
STATE RESIDENTS CAN GET HELP IN COURT
Even for folks like me who worry about America becoming too litigious a society...click here for more
February 27, 2004
NEW ORGANIZATION TO FIGHT FOR CONSTITUTION
A new nonprofit organization, the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, was formally announced yesterday...click here for more
February 26, 2004
GROUP TO SUE STATE OVER INCENTIVES, ADS
Institute will challenge policies on tax issues, business recruitment
A new legal-research group in Raleigh will wage lawsuits over constitutional issues...click here for more
DECEMBER, 2003
December 16, 2003 GROUP SERIOUS OVER SUIT
Art Pope wasn't kidding about suing Gov. Mike Easley and state government ...click here for more