• John Locke Update

    Crimes That Make You Go Hmm

    posted October 15, 2019 by Mike Schietzelt
    North Carolina’s criminal code is a complex beast. As we’ve mentioned time and time again, crimes are tucked all over the place. There’s a crime in more than 140…
  • John Locke Update

    The Constitution and Its Enemies

    posted September 19, 2019 by Jon Guze
    The title of this piece pays homage to Karl Popper’s great work of political philosophy, The Open Society and Its Enemies. Popper wrote the book during the Second World War…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Slow the Growth of N.C.’s Criminal Code

    posted June 18, 2019 by Mike Schietzelt
    North Carolina’s criminal code is a muddled, archaic monstrosity. The laws that govern criminal behavior are often unclear, encouraging senseless litigation and allowing bad actors to slip through the cracks.
  • John Locke Update

    The Shortsightedness of the Long Arm of the Law

    posted May 16, 2019 by Mike Schietzelt
    Criminal convictions are expensive. Court fees, fines, and other costs add up quickly and leave a defendant with crushing debt. And the collateral consequences of a criminal record can be…

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