Constitutional Law

Redlining In North Carolina: A Pervasive Legacy

March 19, 2021

It is no secret that North Carolina has a rather dismal history of upholding racial segregation.  In the Jim Crow era, cities like Winston Salem and Asheville embraced racist policies designed to enforce segregation, particularly in housing.  The legacy of these practices has led to devastating consequences that can clearly be seen today.  As national lawmakers and local leaders attempt to find a way to remedy the wrongs of the past, a clear-cut path has yet to emerge. ...[Continue Reading]

Always Ready, Always There, Yet Still Misunderstood: Debunking Myths About the National Guard

October 16, 2020

While the National Guard is at the forefront of the nation’s emergency response and the President’s twitter feed, many are unaware what the National Guard actually is and it’s dual military and domestic roles. This has lead to many myths about the National Guard, this article aims to debunk the various myths about the National Guard and to inform readers about the legal basis and distinctions along with the sacrifices and service of the National Guard. ...[Continue Reading]

Signed. Sealed. Delivered?

August 11, 2020

Amid government efforts to quell correspondence of prisoners, prisoners seek to enforce their fundamental First Amendment free speech rights, compelling federal courts to discharge their duty to protect them and create a clear standard by which the government should be bound in preserving this Constitutional covenant. ...[Continue Reading]

Desegregation in K-12 Schools in North Carolina Today

January 18, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Education has proposed a plan to redistrict elementary, middle, and high school districts for the 2020-21 school year. The plan utilizes a variety of factors, one of which is the racial make-up of neighborhoods in New Hanover County. This would be a new method of ...[Continue Reading]
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