• John Locke Update

    One Step Forward and One Step Back

    posted July 27, 2017 by Jon Guze
    Two and a half years ago, in my very first Legal Update, I discussed then Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to curtail his agency’s controversial “adoptions” program. Under the…
  • John Locke Update

    An Outstanding Federal Judge Announces Her Retirement

    posted July 20, 2017 by Jon Guze
    Janice Rogers Brown—one of my favorite federal judges—will retire next month from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Damon Root has called her, “The most…
  • John Locke Update

    New Media + New Laws = New Problems, Continued

    posted July 13, 2017 by Jon Guze
    In this installment in my series dealing with problems arising out of the interplay between the new social media and the law, I want to discuss a case that involves…
  • John Locke Update

    New Media + New Laws = New Problems

    posted June 27, 2017 by Jon Guze
    In a previous Legal Update, I discussed four cases in which the North Carolina appellate courts had struggled with “the problem of how to prevent people from abusing the…
  • John Locke Update

    What Would House Bill 589 Mean for Energy Consumers?

    posted June 20, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for NC,” would be a major restructuring of energy policy in North Carolina. Here is a brief look into select aspects of the…
  • John Locke Update

    Federal Election Law in North Carolina: Clear as Mud

    posted May 25, 2017 by Jon Guze
    On Monday, the State of North Carolina suffered yet another loss in a voting rights case. In Cooper v. Harris, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal district court’s…
  • Research Report

    Raise The Age

    posted May 16, 2017 by Jon Guze
    In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is…
  • John Locke Update

    Should North Carolina Craft Brewers “Go To Law?”

    posted April 26, 2017 by Jon Guze
    It would be hard to find a more blatant example of cronyism than the North Carolina law that forbids brewers who produce more than 25,000 barrels per year from selling…

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