North Carolina's Smoking Ban Upheld by Judge

In a unanimous ruling written by Judge Linda Stephens, a three-judge panel struck down a lower court ruling in which the owners of four Greenville nightclubs had persuaded a Pitt County judge the state's 2009 ban violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
March 21, 2012

In a unanimous ruling written by Judge Linda Stephens, a three-judge panel struck down a lower court ruling in which the owners of four Greenville nightclubs had persuaded a Pitt County judge the state's 2009 ban violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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