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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.
While the problem of texting and driving continues to plague our country, law enforcement officials struggle to keep up with the ever-changing technology and enforce texting and driving laws. ...[Continue Reading]
With the recent desegregation of public schools in Cleveland, Mississippi, the hard truth that segregation still exists must be dealt with nationwide. ...[Continue Reading]
The battle over North Carolina’s controversial HB2 Bill heated up recently when Governor Pat McCroy and the Department of Justice filed almost simultaneous lawsuits against each other in United States District Court. ...[Continue Reading]
North Carolina’s “drug taxes” on substances ranging from marijuana to moonshine are reaping a major reward. ...[Continue Reading]
The possibility of a reclassification of marijuana from Schedule I to another schedule has many concerned about what this change could mean for medical marijuana industries and businesses who currently sell regulated, legal marijuana. ...[Continue Reading]
It looks like the Republican National Convention is going to be contested—what does this mean for the presidential nomination and how are some states responding with their delegates? ...[Continue Reading]
In February, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Ohio House Bill 294, which cuts over $1 million in funding to Planned Parenthood under the guise of improving women’s health care. ...[Continue Reading]
After the Eighth Circuit refused to deny the argument that the opt-out option to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act violated employers’ religious freedoms, the Supreme Court agreed to take on and consolidate seven cases regarding this issue to hopefully give proper guidance on whether the opt-out accommodation violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ...[Continue Reading]
When it comes to refugees seeking asylum in the European Union (“EU”), it is not as easy as “just saying no.” Legally speaking, human rights trump all, regardless of the cost. This has created a Catch-22 that is testing the mettle of the twenty-eight member states. ...[Continue Reading]
The North Carolina Court of Appeals held that a spouse crying was not a “communication” covered under martial privilege for purposes of determining whether a spouse could testify that her spouse cried in reaction to reading a newspaper article. ...[Continue Reading]
Earlier last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) determined that female law professors at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law were illegally paid less than men, in violation of the Equal Pay Act. The EEOC found that the pattern of unequal pay disparities for ...[Continue Reading]
While the lawsuit against the organization responsible for releasing the recent controversial Planned Parenthood videos attempts to prevent the further release of similar videos and the release of abortion care service providers, its affect on the larger-scale issue is unknown. ...[Continue Reading]
The University of Tennessee sent a memo to its students and faculty requesting that everyone use inclusive pronouns when referring to students, instead of traditional binary pronouns. ...[Continue Reading]