by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Kari Travis has the details here.
RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights has been unlawfully litigating for 15 years, the N.C. State Bar said Nov. 9.
A Letter of Caution, issued by the State Bar’s Authorized Practice Committee, warned UNC Law School Dean Martin Brinkley that the CCR is illegally operating as a law firm. Even so, the State Bar says it will not sue the center at this time.
The notice adds to a vortex of controversy surrounding the center. Just two months ago, the UNC Board of Governors barred the center from entering into any new lawsuits. Under the policy, center attorneys weren’t allowed to take new cases, but could complete pending litigation. …