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Charlotte’s web (access required)

Whether you call it the SODDI or TODDI defense, it’s as old as time itself. Another dude — not you — did whatever it is you’re being accused of doing. And in the case of the Charlotte School of Law ...

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Bottom of the glass (access required)

The case of a former Wayne County Superior Court judge who was busted bribing a federal agent with beer in exchange for private text messages is nearing an end. Arnold Jones pleaded guilty in March to a felony charge of ...

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Big trouble in little Boone (access required)

“There’s no such thing as good money or bad money,” mobster Lucky Luciano once said. “There’s just money.” But when the folks at Boone Ford (not to be confused with Boone’s Farm) received a mysterious wire of more than $200,000 ...

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Bill bolsters belief boycotts bad (access required)

You don’t boycott us, we boycott you. That’s essentially the thrust of a bill in the North Carolina House that would withdraw UNC system universities from any athletic conference that boycotts North Carolina in the future. The GOP-backed bill follows ...

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Boyling mad over the 11th Amendment (access required)

North Carolina U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle unsheathed his legal cutlass and slashed into some longstanding jurisprudence on 11th Amendment sovereign immunity in a swashbuckling order involving a copyright squabble over shipwreck photos of the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The case ...

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