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Understanding the Law
Explaining court cases, statutes, and executive actions across the country, providing valuable analysis of the facts and legal impact on the public.
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 truth is that only those officers, under those circumstances, at that scene, on that day, can truly account for both what was and was not reasonable. ...[Continue Reading]
In 2004 the United States Secret Service concludedthat attackers “varied considerably in demographic, background, and other characteristics” and was unable to develop a profile of a “school shooter.” The Secret Service did find that school shooters shared certain characteristics. ...[Continue Reading]
Laws regarding animal rights continue to change as humans have begun to rethink what it means to own a “pet.” ...[Continue Reading]
Racially-motivated redistricting in North Carolina ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. ...[Continue Reading]
Over 200 alienation of affection lawsuits are filed in North Carolina every year, and each one provides the judiciary with an opportunity to decide the fate of the controversial tort. ...[Continue Reading]
The legal fight over federal land continues to impact private citizens, tribal lands, and businesses, and a new administration has left many questioning the future of federal land regulation. ...[Continue Reading]
A new bill would allow craft beer breweries to distribute more beer, making them more competitive with national brands. ...[Continue Reading]
Determining whether the crime for which an alien was convicted was or was not a “crime of violence” is key. ...[Continue Reading]
The defamation judgment against Rolling Stone is consistent with a 2016 trend that could have the effect of chilling speech among media entities. ...[Continue Reading]
Deadly force is not an option that police officers may use on a whim. It is governed by several layers of policy and precedent. ...[Continue Reading]