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Not a cinderella story (access required)

The great Al Czervik, played by Rodney Dangerfield, observed in “Caddyshack” that “Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate.” Now, country clubs have suffered another insult, this time at the hands of the state Court ...

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Let’s say too-da-loo to too many 2s (access required)

The big story coming out of Jones Street on March 30 was the legislature’s unexpected, sudden success in passing a fake-repeal of the state’s notorious House Bill 2. The lukewarm legislative compromise was hurried along like a stinky fish in ...

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Here today, gone tomorrow (access required)

Devrie Burris scored a very short-lived victory at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, which mysteriously yanked an opinion granting him a new trial the day after it was published. Burris’ appellate attorney, Andrew Yu of Carrboro, said he had ...

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Crouch named new exec director of NCAJ (access required)

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice has named Kim Crouch, currently the director of governmental affairs for the North Carolina Bar Association, as its new executive director, the NCAJ announced March 22. Crouch succeeds Dick Taylor, who has led the ...

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Comma chameleon (access required)

In what could be viewed as a victory for the humble Oxford comma, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month ruled in favor of a group of dairy drivers in Maine seeking overtime pay. The Oxford comma refers ...

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Pants on fire (access required)

The other day in Miami, a criminal defense lawyer was starting his closing argument when his trousers began smoking, then burst into flames. He was defending an arson case. Stephen Gutierrez ran out of the courtroom, then returned to finish ...

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