Public Interest Law

Focusing on local, state, and national topics in areas of public concern, including education, public policy, and constitutional matters.

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]

The Thirteenth Juror: The “CSI Effect”

May 26, 2012

We have heard it repeatedly: “A criminal defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”  There is no doubt this is a high standard; indeed, the highest standard our judicial system has to offer, and rightfully so.  As Justice William Blackstone judiciously declared, ...[Continue Reading]

North Carolina: No Longer Open For Business

April 10, 2012

Imagine being a ten-year-old child in the foster system, growing up believing that no person truly loves you and feeling as if you are only seen as a quick solution to a monetary need. Feeling lonely and desperate, you run away. Running away seems like a great option because this way, you become ...[Continue Reading]
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