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Playing with monopoly money (access required)

The North Carolina Court of Appeals may not realize who it’s messing with. On Nov. 5 the court struck down a state law that had made the North Carolina Bail Agents Association the only entity eligible to provide training for ...

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Read first, then ask (access required)

Law professors may be reticent about discussing the challenging job market facing new law school graduates, but undergraduate professors—who are expected to lead the lambs to slaughter in the form of letters of recommendation—are not. At least that’s what we ...

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Oh, no she didn’t! (access required)

Ringing cellphones are the bane of judges and bailiffs everywhere. It’s unfathomable that this is still a problem. You’d think that the message would have gotten through by now. How could so many people fail on a regular basis to ...

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An existential excuse (access required)

One bumbling entrepreneur clearly has a misguided sense of what constitutes a “minor thing.” In 2004, WRI/Raleigh LP leased commercial space in a Raleigh shopping center to Timothy L. Richardson, who signed the lease as president of “Nu Dimensions Fitness ...

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No more beer? This is serious (access required)

In Georgia and Tennessee, the boundary line fights are all about water. In the Carolinas, the stakes are higher. We fight over beer. If you’ve been watching the border dispute between Georgia and Tennessee unfold (or saw it featured on ...

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A breaking bad Halloween (access required)

If your plans for a Halloween costume involve a disposable hazmat suit and pair of aviator glasses, we’re going to stop you right there.  Do you have any idea how many other Walter Whites you’re going to run into? Even ...

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Like Judge Judy on steroids (access required)

It seems that virtually anything can be taken care of online nowadays, whether it’s buying the week’s groceries, paying bills or ordering illicit drugs from the Czech Republic – not that anyone is advocating such a thing, of course. Over ...

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Trust me, sweetheart (access required)

Divorces often result from a lack of trust, but here’s the rare wife who trusted her ex-husband a little too much. Richard Morgan sought a divorce from his wife, Lora, now Lora Ware, in 2011. He served process on Ware, ...

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Call ’em NASCOPs (access required)

The most surprising thing about a recent ABC News “20/20” investigation that caught a handful of N.C. State Highway Patrol troopers breaking the speed limit for no good reason – unless a doughnut craving qualifies – wasn’t the hypocrisy on ...

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