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Treat your children well (access required)

There are many attributes that would aid a candidate for a seat on the state’s Court of Appeals. A distinguished legal career, eloquent public speaking, and an enthusiasm for stumping for voters would all presumably come in handy. But having ...

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Living the (prison) life (access required)

  For an overnight staycation, my wife and I recently lodged in a Charlotte hotel that was ritzy in name alone. When we arrived, caseless pillows sat on the floor of our room. The decor was dated. Water backed up ...

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Stranger danger (access required)

The North Carolina Senate Health Committee has approved a bill that would make it unlawful to give your kid away to a complete stranger. Read that again. The committee approved a bill that would make it a crime to give ...

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Dealt a bad Hand (access required)

As lawyers, you’ve all had ungrateful clients. Clients who didn’t appreciate your efforts, didn’t listen to your advice, and so on. But no client, perhaps, has been more ungrateful and downright rude than Ricky Hand, 46, of Springfield, Ohio. According ...

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See, what happened was… (access required)

Alcohol and boating don’t mix, I’ve heard it said. That’s especially true when you’re in a stolen boat and the best story you can come up with to tell authorities after drifting into a restricted area is that you tossed ...

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