Legislative and Policy
Highlighting state and national legislative news, focusing on some of the most important policy issues of the day.
The 2019 North Carolina Farm Bill looks to ban smokable hemp throughout the state. The North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate are at odds choosing a date to ban smokable hemp. One side wants to accommodate law enforcement’s request to ban hemp, while the other side wants to make ...[Continue Reading]
Judge Collins of the Third Division of the Superior Court ruled two amendments to the North Carolina Constitution, effectuated by N.C. Session Laws 2018-117 and 2018-128are now void. Judge Collins wrote in his opinion, “an illegally constituted General Assembly does not represent the people of ...[Continue Reading]
When it comes to a woman’s right to an abortion, the spotlight has recently been focused on New York. However, recently there has been an abortion war in Iowa where two battles that took place that ended in a victory for the pro-abortion activists. The first battle that took place was the fight ...[Continue Reading]
Data security technologies, like those used on both Apple and Samsung cell phones, continue to provide consumers with features aimed at increasing their data security. Apple says iPhone users unlock their phones an average 80 times a day. Samsung’s newest device allows users to unlock their ...[Continue Reading]
International guidelines paint a relatively clear picture of the legal rights that all children living with disabilities share across the globe. These rights apply regardless of the region in which the child lives. The rights are inherently fundamental. These international human rights standards ...[Continue Reading]
With the passage of the Cannabis Act, Canada just became the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults on a federal level. Under the new policy, Canadian adults may legally possess up to 30 grams of marijuana in public. On October 17, 2018, Canada passed the ...[Continue Reading]
Those following American politics will have heard of President Donald Trump’sProclamation No. 9645, a travel ban on nationals from eight foreign countries, including Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. On June 26, 2018, the controversial travel ban was fortified ...[Continue Reading]
Buying and owning land has been an important aspect of society throughout history. The transaction will likely be the biggest investment a person will ever make throughout their life; however, states have been changing their laws to favor efficiency over consumer protections of homebuyers. ...[Continue Reading]
Statelessness is a legal issue affecting millions of people around the world, but what does it truly mean to be stateless and what can we do to help those who are? ...[Continue Reading]
Nobody desires to see guns in the hands of others who would break the law and kill innocent people. However, Americans enjoy a rich endowment of rights that are codified within the highest document of the land, The U. S. Constitution. ...[Continue Reading]
Sticks and stones might break my bones, but words will never break me—but can they?
Many policymakers across the United States have argued that arming school staff may be the most effective way to prevent a shooting or stop one that has already begun. ...[Continue Reading]
Defendant lawmakers argue the shifting of voters was a ripple effect required to remedy the constitutional defects.
The debate surrounding North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (“CON”) Law is not new, nor has a clear winner ever been declared. That may be about to change. A 2018 lawsuit filed by a Winston Salem surgeon will potentially set the stage for courts to declare a winner. North Carolina’s ...[Continue Reading]
Due to the drastic increase of the number of scooters, as well as legitimate concerns for public safety, Raleigh City Council scrambled to propose new regulations to restrict the use of electric scooters while providing protections for pedestrians and motorists. ...[Continue Reading]