Constitutional Law

Legal Backlash to the #MeToo Movement: A Rise in Defamation Lawsuits Against Survivors

March 12, 2024

As evidenced by the cases mentioned above, defamation lawsuits wield a significant amount of power against victims.  Although the First Amendment protects a wide variety of speech, including truthful statements from victims who choose to share their stories, these lawsuits are extremely effective.  Facing a lawsuit, or even the mere threat of legal action can instill profound fear in victims. ...[Continue Reading]

Florida Woman Files “Tester” Suit(s)

January 22, 2024

Laufer, a Florida woman who qualifies as a disabled person, holds herself out to be “an advocate of the rights of similarly situated disabled persons.” As such, this Floridian crusader, albeit un-caped, has filed over 600 lawsuits with the goal of enforcing Title III of the ADA. ...[Continue Reading]

Does The Twitter-verse Smell Musky… or Musty?

August 9, 2023

What do an electric car company, a space exploration company, and a blue bird social media company all have in common?  If you guessed Elon Musk as their collective owner, then you guessed correctly.  Twitter, very recently, joined the ranks of Tesla and SpaceX when Elon Musk purchased the ...[Continue Reading]

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]
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