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Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:06

COLUMN: Law and disorder

Republicans are beside themselves with anger over the illegal toppling of Confederate monuments and the failure of Democrats like Gov. Roy Cooper stopping them. They railed against the lawlessness of the mobs invading cities. Donald Trump tweeted “LAW AND ORDER!” to signify his disdain for the protesters. Now, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is introducing a bill that would withhold federal funds from states that don’t defend monuments, including those to the Confederacy. 

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RALEIGH — N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. A bill recently filed in the House presents an opportunity for those senior officials to show commitment to the state’s “sunshine laws.”

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On Aug. 11, 2014, officers from the Caldwell, Idaho, Police Department asked for Shaniz West’s permission to enter and search her home. They were looking for her ex-boyfriend. West authorized the search and handed over her keys.

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RALEIGH — A doctor suing to overturn restrictions on patient care just won his first victory.

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RALEIGH — If North Carolina’s nebulous criminal code isn’t confusing enough, the “elephant” metaphors lawmakers use to describe them are even less enlightening.

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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 17:35

ADA Dawn Layton appointed as superior court judge

ROCKINGHAM — Assistant District Attorney Dawn Layton is moving to the other side of the bench.

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RALEIGH — On a Tuesday in June, mothers who lost children to distracted driving took a minute to speak. The mothers stood alongside N.C. lawmakers, who are pushing for legislation requiring drivers to put down their phones.

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RALEIGH — In April, Raleigh-based law firm Osborn, Gambale, Beckley, and Budd launched an RV-based legal clinic providing free legal advice to communities that lack services nearby. Most people were excited that a law firm would be offering advice free-of-charge while others warned that the attorneys might be breaking the law.

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The presumption of innocence.

It’s a hallowed maxim of American jurisprudence.

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