NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know

NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know (by attorney Jason McGrath)   The following are facts, and I write this from the objective perspective as a 16 year attorney analyzing the law, not from a personal or subjective perspective. At the bottom of this page is a link to the text of… Read more »

Abortion Law Partly Blocked by Federal Judge

Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law By Debra Cassens Weiss, as published by the American Bar Association A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas law that required women seeking abortions to view sonograms of the fetus and listen to the heartbeat. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted a preliminary injunction on… Read more »

NC School Teacher Suspended over Facebook Postings; Freedoms of Speech, Religion Collide

NC School Teacher Suspended over Facebook Postings; Freedoms of Speech, Religion Clash. A Wake County, North Carolina school teacher was suspended with pay during an investigation into a dispute involving her students' "Bible behavior" and her reactions via Facebook. Read more »

New N.C. Law Bans Tobacco – Including Cigarettes – in State Prisons

As of March 1, 2010 the possession or use of tobacco - including cigarettes - was almost completely banned on the property of North Carolina state correctional facilities. (The bad news is that there are some really, really cranky prisoners right now; on the flip side, if you're an inmate, at least the murderer who lives next door to you no longer smells like smoke.) The only exceptions are for the use of tobacco products during religious ceremonies and for employees or visitors while still inside their cars in the parking lot. Read more »