Articles by Tommi E. Powell, Former Senior Staff Writer

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About Tommi E. Powell, Former Senior Staff Writer (8 Articles)
Tommi graduated from Campbell Law School in 2013 and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 and a Master of Arts in English with a multicultural concentration from East Carolina University in 2006. Prior to attending law school, Tommi worked for the American Kennel Club, where an interest in animal law developed. She worked as an extern for the Water and Land Section of the Environmental Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice.
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Department of Justice Issues Eagle Feather Policy

November 20, 2012

By:  Tommi E. Powell with Angelica Chavis On October 12, 2012, the United States Department of Justice issued an internal policy memo concerning the use and possession of protected birds and bird parts by Native Americans.  The memo sought to bring enforcement of the use and possession in line ...[Continue Reading]

Attack on the Big Top

October 16, 2012

On July 8, 2012, United States District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued an 87-page opinion giving Feld Entertainment Inc. (“FEI”), the parent company of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (“Circus”) the green light to continue with its complaint against various animal rights ...[Continue Reading]

The ABA Responds to Canine Profiling

September 4, 2012

On June 11, the Campbell Law Observer published my article, “The Problem with Breedism.”  As the owner of a bully breed mix, I had a clear bias in writing that article and I offer no apologies for my stance.  Now, a few months later, I offer an update on the issue of breed specific ...[Continue Reading]

The Problem with Breedism

June 11, 2012

American Staffordshire Terrier.  Chow Chow.  German Shepherd.  Doberman Pinscher.  Staffordshire Bull Terrier.  Bulldog.  Akita.  Boxer.   Chinese Shar-Pei.  Mastiff.   Great Dane.   Rottweiler.  Siberian Husky.  Pit Bull.  These are only some of the breeds affected by Breed ...[Continue Reading]