Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP, Raleigh, by Melanie Black Dubis , Scott E. Bayzle and Catherine G. Clodfelter ; and Armstrong Law, PLLC, Enfield, by H. Lawrence Armstrong , for Hoke County Board of Education, et al.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, by Christopher A. Brook , Wake County, David Hinojosa , and Michael P. Robotti , for Penn Rafael, et al.
Joshua Stein , Attorney General, by Amar Majmundar , Senior Deputy Attorney General, W. Swain Wood , First Assistant Attorney General, Ryan Park , Solicitor General, Sripriya Narasimha , Deputy General Counsel, and South A. Moore , Assistant General Counsel, for the State.
Joshua Stein , Attorney General, by Matthew Tulchin , Special Deputy Attorney General, Tiffany Y. Lucas , Deputy General Counsel, for the State Board of Education.
Womble Bond Dickinson (U.S.) LLP, by Matthew F. Tilley , Russ Ferguson , W. Clark Goodman , Charlotte, and Michael A. Intersoll , for Philip E. Berger, et al.
Higgins Benjamin, PLLC, by Robert N. Hunter, Jr. , for Nels Roseland, Controller of the State of North Carolina.
Jane R. Wettach and John Charles Boger , for Professors and Long-Time Practitioners of Constitutional and Educational Law, amici curiae.
Duke Children's Law Clinic, by Peggy D. Nicholson and Crystal Grant ; Education Law Center, by David Sciarra , for Duke Children's Law Clinic, Center for Educational Equity, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Constitutional and Education Law Scholars, amici curiae.
Elizabeth Lea Troutman , Eric M. David , Raleigh, Daniel F.E. Smith , Kasi W. Robinson , Greensboro, Richard Glazier , and Matthew Ellinwood , for North Carolina Justice Center, amicus curiae.
John R. Wester , Adam K. Doerr , Charlotte, Erik R. Zimmerman , Emma W. Perry , Chapel Hill, Patrick H. Hill , Charlotte, and William G. Hancock , Raleigh, for North Carolina Business Leaders, amici curiae.
Jeanette K. Doran , for North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law and John Locke Foundation, amici curiae.
¶ 1 A quarter-century ago, this Court recognized that the North Carolina Constitution vests in all children of this state the right to the opportunity to receive a sound basic education and that it is the constitutional duty of the State to uphold that right. Leandro v. State, 346 N.C. 336
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