What are the differences between state and federal constitutional law? How do lawyers use state constitutions to protect their clients? When are state supreme courts allowed to disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court? Come learn the answers to these questions and more from Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Justin Pearson. Pearson has won constitutional challenges across the nation, including here in North Carolina, and most of them have been brought under state constitutions instead of the U.S. Constitution. North Carolina has seen significant changes in recent years involving its state Supreme Court and state constitution. That’s why now is a good time for a national perspective on the important roles of state constitutions and courts.