• John Locke Update

    Good Riddance to Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    posted October 19, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially moved to repeal controversial Obama-era emissions guidelines known as the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). The rule was based in a…
  • John Locke Update

    Your Cheatin’ Heart Will Tell on You (and May Land You in Court)

    posted September 6, 2017 by Jon Guze
    The traditional common law torts of alienation of affection (depriving a married person of a spouse’s “love, society, companionship and comfort”) and criminal conversation (engaging in sexual relations with a…
  • 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…

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