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Constitutional – Right to Bear Arms – G.S. § 14-415.1 – As-Applied Challenge – Insufficient Showing – Prior Felonies (access required)

Pace v. State The only information plaintiff put forward about his three California felony convictions was his bare assertion that they were non-violent; furthermore, plaintiff failed to allege or offer evidence to show that he has a history of responsible, lawful firearm possession during a time when possession of firearms was not prohibited or that he assiduously and proactively complied with the 2004 amendment to G.S. § 14-415.1, which made the possession of any firearm by a felon illegal.

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Constitutional – Free Speech – Attorneys – DA – Removal from Office – Civil Practice (access required)

In re Cline The respondent-district attorney publicly accused a judge of “moral turpitude, dishonesty and corruption”; “kidnapping the rights of victims and their families”; “intentional malicious conduct”; and “violation of the North Carolina Code of Judicial Conduct”; and she urged the judge to “acknowledge that your hands are covered with the blood of justice, and be ashamed.”

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Constitutional – First Amendment – Freedom of Speech & Religion – Civil Practice – Preliminary Injunction – Town Festival (access required)

Price v. City of Fayetteville Plaintiffs have failed to make a strong showing that their First Amendment rights are violated by defendants’ confinement of literature distribution to designated areas of a town festival. Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction is denied.

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