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411 ABA Journal North Carolina articles.

Several states pass laws authorizing ‘In God We Trust’ motto in schools and other public buildings

Public schools could provide a new legal battleground on religion in public venues as more states pass laws authorizing the posting of “In God We Trust” in public schools.

Seven…

Controversial judicial nominee appears unlikely to win confirmation after DOJ memo revealed
A federal judicial nominee who defended North Carolina’s voter ID law appears unlikely to win confirmation after Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he would vote against him.
Ballot measures give felons the right to vote, overturn Jim Crow-era jury law and legalize marijuana
Beyond the fight for Congress, voters across the country were presented with major criminal justice reform initiatives on Tuesday's ballot.
This law school conducts meetings on a seven-seat conference bike

Why host meetings at a conference table when you can be riding a conference bike?

That was the thought of J. Rich Leonard, the dean of Campbell University’s law school,…

Judge will end routine courtroom shackling of juveniles in detention, who can be as young as 6

A judge in Durham, North Carolina, said Monday he will end his routine practice of shackling juveniles in his courtroom.

Judge Jim Hill issued a statement that said, as a…

FBI asks Google to turn over data on all users who were close to robbery locations

The FBI has asked Google for location data on anyone close in time and location to robberies in Virginia and Maine.

The FBI’s “reverse location” orders could ensnare anyone who…

North Carolina order opens up pro bono opportunities to serve Hurricane Florence victims

As our concerns are with those in the path of Hurricane Michael, lawyers across America are eligible for a pro bono opportunity made possible by a recent order of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The order permits out-of-state lawyers to temporarily provide pro bono legal services to low- to moderate-income North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina bar accuses lawyer of stealing from 2 death row exonerees

A Florida lawyer defrauded, deceived and embezzled funds from two mentally disabled clients who were declared innocent after spending 31 years in prison, according to a complaint filed Wednesday…

IBM faces age discrimination class action suit

IBM faces a class action lawsuit over age discrimination after firing thousands of American employees.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges…

Some courts, law schools affected by Florence starting to reopen
Continuing coverage: Florence is now a tropical depression in the Ohio Valley, and while damage from the onetime hurricane is still being felt, some courts and law schools are reopening.
Some ex-students join Charlotte School of Law in limited settlement fund motion

Updated: A joint motion to settle a proposed class action brought by former students of the shuttered for-profit Charlotte School of Law was filed Tuesday with one group…

Court may bar use of North Carolina congressional map in next election due to partisan gerrymander

A three-judge panel said Monday it may require North Carolina or a special master to redraw the state’s congressional districts before the November elections because the boundaries were unconstitutionally drawn…

Potential closure plan for Arizona Summit discussed while accreditation appeal is pending
Updated: If Arizona Summit School of Law, a for-profit InfiLaw campus, loses its ABA accreditation, students may have the option to finish their education at Arizona State University’s law school.
North Carolina bar to propose mandatory technology CLE credit
The North Carolina State Bar is joining a new but growing trend of state bar associations requiring technology CLEs by proposing that one out of 12 approved CLE hours must include technology training.
Lawyer who helped an exoneree blow through $750K faces ethics complaints

The North Carolina State Bar is investigating a Florida lawyer for his treatment of two mentally disabled clients who spent 31 years in prison before being declared innocent.

Henry McCollum…

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