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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.
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]
Unpaid internships are becoming increasingly popular career options for college students, but could violate labor laws. ...[Continue Reading]
SCOTUS says that law regulating abortion clinics is unconstitutional in a 5-3 decision. ...[Continue Reading]
How the Supreme Court’s most recent decision concerning affirmative action in college admissions could have just re-set the clock on racial relations on college campuses across the country. ...[Continue Reading]
The recent decision of Utah v. Strieff furthers the Court’s history of siding with the Government rather than the individual. ...[Continue Reading]
As the Ninth Circuit becomes the fifth to uphold the regulation of carrying concealed weapons, will the Supreme Court be asked to put the matter to rest once and for all? ...[Continue Reading]
Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act is being met with resistance by both the House and the Senate. ...[Continue Reading]
There’s trouble in paradise as actress Amber Heard files a restraining order against her husband and fellow actor Johnny Depp. ...[Continue Reading]