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Pending Legislation Modifying Expunction

Mar 27, 2015

Pending Legislation Modifying Expunction

Shortening the waiting period from 15 years to 10 years for felonies and 5 years for misdemeanors.  There is some other positive language included and negative language deleted.  Hope this passes and the NC General Assembly continues to address our grossly inadequate procedures for those who deserve to have their criminal records...

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The Supreme Court’s massive blind spot

Mar 4, 2015

The Supreme Court’s massive blind spot

Washington Post article. Click read more to activate the link.

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4th Circuit – NC Ultrasound Law is compelled Speech “ideological in intent”

Dec 29, 2014

4th Circuit – NC Ultrasound Law is compelled Speech “ideological in intent”

AP article from the Daily Record. Here is a link to the opinion on Justia.  It appears to me that the District Court Judge nailed it. Click on read more for the links to work…

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Gerry Spence on Public Defending

Dec 29, 2014

Gerry Spence on Public Defending

http://www.deblislaw.com/what-if-your-freedom-was-in-the-hands-of-the-public-defender.html   Click on read more for the link to work

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DOMA repost from Verdict @Justia.com

Oct 22, 2012

DOMA repost from Verdict @Justia.com

The End of an Unjust Law: The Second Circuit Strikes Down DOMA and Sets the Stage for Supreme Court Review

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Civil Rights *re-post from Justia.com

Oct 12, 2012

Civil Rights *re-post from Justia.com

Sometimes I wonder if Justice Scalia likes these kind of articles about himself.  I fancy he does… Was Justice Scalia Right That Many Contentious Constitutional Issues Are “Easy” to Resolve?

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Prop. 8 petition filed in Supreme Court

Aug 1, 2012

Prop. 8 petition filed in Supreme Court

QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Prop. 8 supporters (who are you and why won’t you leave us alone?) have filed their petition for writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court.  At issue is the 9th Circuit’s holding that the voter-enacted anti-same-sex marriage proposition is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.  This could be one of the first cases to reach...

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“99 Problems” Issue-spotted by Law Prof

Jul 31, 2012

“99 Problems” Issue-spotted by Law Prof

Check out this 4th Amendment analysis of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems by Southwestern Law Professor Caleb Mason. JAY-Z’S 99 PROBLEMS, VERSE 2: A CLOSE READING WITH FOURTH AMENDMENT GUIDANCE FOR COPS AND...

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