Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do You Have A DREAM?

Uriel Alberto has become quite the celebrity in North Carolina. He was recently released from a short stint he did in a Wake County jail when he posted bail.   He and two other protesters were arrested after they stood … Continue reading

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Is It Ever OK to Shoot First?

The last few days have seen a tragedy in Florida that could change the way self defense laws are written and used nationwide. Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old walking to the home of his father’s girlfriend, was shot and … Continue reading

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When Is A Moral Victory Not A Moral Victory?

North Carolina’s legislature wrote an amendment to the state Constitution that will be voted on during primaries on May 8th, 2012. Amendment One, as it is called, would take the current law banning same sex marriages a step farther. The … Continue reading

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North Carolina Courts Told Stop Violating Hispanic Defendants’ Rights!

North Carolina’s court system has been investigated by the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division for failing to provide for the basic rights of non-English-speaking defendants in court. The court system, or AOC, has some policies in place … Continue reading

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Ask a Lawyer: Not Ready For My Close-up!

Question: Do people have the right to A. take pictures without my knowing B. to post them on social media sites and C. to bully/make fun of me? Answer: This is a difficult and, as you know, sensitive issue. The … Continue reading

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