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Resistance is futile – embracing social media (access required)

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Ping pong balls kept bouncing into the attorneys standing near the table tennis area, but no one seemed to mind. They simply stepped aside to make room for the college students chasing the wayward balls. The attorneys kept talking and sipping their microbrews. This was a Legal Geek Meetup, and they were getting their networking done.

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Getting off the sex offender registry is tough (access required)

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Convicted sex offender Kevin McClain met every requirement listed under a North Carolina law in order to be removed from the state’s sex offender registry. But the court denied his petition because he failed to comply with a federal statute that the state law does not specifically mention. McClain’s attorney, assistant appellate defender John F. Carella of Durham, says the state law is plagued by vague and open-ended language that has been wrongly interpreted by the courts to reflect changes in federal registry standards.

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