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Unpacking North Carolina’s Ballot Initiative Shortfall

February 26, 2024

. . . voting measures are opportunities for citizens of a state to propose a change in legislation or a state constitutional amendment.  Ballot initiatives are commonly viewed as a pure form of democracy and may be utilized by those who feel underrepresented by their state or local politicians. ...[Continue Reading]

To Drink or Not to Drink?

February 6, 2024

The 21st Amendment was passed on December 5, 1933, ending the nationwide prohibition.  North Carolinian drinkers rejoiced, although their celebrations were short-lived. The state stayed true to its temperance roots and continued to enforce its state-wide prohibition for several months. ...[Continue Reading]

The Copyright War on Recipes in the Kitchen

February 5, 2024

However, copyright laws, though helpful for larger works such as cookbooks and websites, may not be as accessible to those who create their culinary works through other individual platforms, such as food blogs, videos, and podcasts.  Social media outlets create inclusive communities to build networks both to share recipes and also to copy recipes without giving credit where it is duly earned.  In order to combat this, it may be up to those communities to create a shared space of respect and appreciation without relying on the legal system.  ...[Continue Reading]

Florida Woman Files “Tester” Suit(s)

January 22, 2024

Laufer, a Florida woman who qualifies as a disabled person, holds herself out to be “an advocate of the rights of similarly situated disabled persons.” As such, this Floridian crusader, albeit un-caped, has filed over 600 lawsuits with the goal of enforcing Title III of the ADA. ...[Continue Reading]

Does The Twitter-verse Smell Musky… or Musty?

August 9, 2023

What do an electric car company, a space exploration company, and a blue bird social media company all have in common?  If you guessed Elon Musk as their collective owner, then you guessed correctly.  Twitter, very recently, joined the ranks of Tesla and SpaceX when Elon Musk purchased the ...[Continue Reading]

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: An Epidemic

August 9, 2023

Countless cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have been reported by Indigenous communities but have not made headlines. The following personal accounts come from those reports. It is April 18, 2017 and residents of a neighborhood in Lumberton, North Carolina have just discovered the ...[Continue Reading]
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