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Act of Pardon and Oblivion
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. The Act of Pardon and Oblivion was passed at Hillsborough by the North Carolina General Assembly of 1783, the state's first legislature to convene after the Revolutionary War. The act embodied the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Admiralty Courts
by Cain, Robert J. Admiralty Courts in the colonial era dealt with maritime issues requiring adjudication, including both criminal and noncriminal matters. Although the royal Charters of 1663 and 1665 granted power to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Advisory Budget Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. The Advisory Budget Commission (ABC) was created when the General Assembly of 1925 enacted the Executive Budget Act to vest the governor with more direct supervision of state agencies and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission by Armistead Jones Maupin, 2006 See Also: Prohibition; Anti-Saloon League; Temperance Movement The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission was created by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, William Julius
by Kirkman, Roger N. William Julius Alexander, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons, solicitor, and superintendent of the Charlotte branch of the U.S. Mint, was born in Salisbury, the son of William Alexander. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. In November 1681, Allen was a member of the council and ex officio justice of the general court. That he held his council seat by vote of the assembly indicates that he was also a member of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, William Reynolds
by Macfie, John. William Reynolds Allen, lawyer and associate justice of the North Carolina supreme court, was born at Kenansville, Duplin County. His father was William A. Allen, lawyer, state senator, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Anti-Saloon League
by Orvedahl, Ginny. The North Carolina Anti-Saloon League was organized in 1902, with J. W. Bailey as chairman of its executive committee. Bailey, a native of Warrenton, was also a U.S. senator. Those involved in the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Arnett, Silas W.
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Bowers, Thomas A. Arnett, Silas W. by Thomas A. Bowers and Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 fl. 1783–1806 Silas W. Arnett, was a printer in New Bern as early as 12 Dec. 1783, for the senate on that date rejected a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Arrears
by Carpenter, Joanne G. Arrears by Joanne G. Carpenter, 2006 See also: Land Grants; Receiver General; Rent Rolls; Quitrents; State Taxes Arrears, when applied to quitrents and taxes in colonial North Carolina, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Attachment Clause
by Lennon, Donald R. The Attachment Clause in North Carolina colonial law allowed for the garnishment of the property of nonresidents in certain cases of debt. The controversy surrounding British attempts to delete this [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balanced Budget Amendment
by Ferrell, Joseph S. The Balanced Budget Amendment, sponsored by Rep. John Gamble of Lincoln County, was adopted as part of the North Carolina Constitution in 1977. The amendment requires that the state conduct its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bank Holiday of 1933
by Ireland, Robert E. Between the stock market crash of October 1929 and mid-March 1933, 215 North Carolina banks, with a combined $110,854,000 in assets, failed. Bank runs had increased in early 1933, prompting the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bastardy
by Stevenson, George. Bastardy, as a legal term, designates the civil condition of a child born under illegitimate circumstances. Under English common law, children born out of lawful wedlock were classed as bastards. In [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bayard v. Singleton
by Hollins, Andy. Bayard v. Singleton was possibly the first legal decision in the United States in which a court nullified a law because it was found to be unconstitutional. During the American Revolution the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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