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    Treatment of Clarence Thomas Reveals Double Standard

    posted October 20, 2016 by Jon Guze
    Younger readers—i.e., those who have come of age since the inauguration of Bill Clinton—may find it hard to believe, but there was a time when the prime-time news wasn’t filled…
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    Peaceful Coexistence, Obama Administration Style

    posted October 12, 2016 by Jon Guze
    Last month, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a 300-page report entitled, “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties.” In the words of Chairman, Martin R. Castro,…
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    Unsettled Questions About The Duration of Traffic Stops

    posted September 29, 2016 by Jon Guze
    In a recent post at the UNC School of Government’s criminal law blog, Jeff Welty discussed the uncertainties created by last year’s Supreme Court decision in Rodriguez v.
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    Raise the Age, Continued

    posted September 15, 2016 by Jon Guze
    As I reported in a previous Legal Update, last year Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice to evaluate…
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    Ban the Box?

    posted September 8, 2016 by Jon Guze
    In the past, standard employment application forms almost always included a question asking about the applicant’s criminal record. Recently, however, some employers have begun using forms that do not ask…
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    North Carolina Loses Another Voting Rights Case

    posted August 9, 2016 by Jon Guze
    North Carolina’s election laws haven’t fared very well lately in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. On July 1st the Court struck down changes to Wake…
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    Long May He Serve!

    posted July 11, 2016 by Jon Guze
    It was recently reported that “Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement.” In response, Thomas’s wife Ginni posted the following message on…
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    Justice delayed…

    posted March 15, 2016 by Jon Guze
    View in your browser. Between 1933 and 1977 the State of North Carolina authorized the involuntary sterilization of more than 8,000 people, most of whom…
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    A Second Bite at the Apple?

    posted March 3, 2016 by Jon Guze
    View in your browser. Following the 2010 census the North Carolina General Assembly prepared redistricting plans for both houses of the state legislature and for…

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