4th Circuit to NC: Got some statistical evidence? Anything? Hello? You there?

By DAVID POST . . . In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on Wednesday struck down [Doe v. Cooper — opinion posted here]

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Too little, too late from the Wilson Times editorial board

By ROBIN VANDERWALL . . . While we’re happy to see that the editors at The Wilson Times understand the danger of legislative overreach when it comes to First Amendment

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UPDATE: SCOTUS grants cert; will hear NC Facebook case

By ROBIN VANDERWALL . . . The United States Supreme Court has accepted the petition for a writ of certiorari from Lester Gerard Packingham who was arrested in 2012 for

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Right speech, right time, right now. Engage.

By MICHAEL ROSENBERG . . . The criminalization of the speech of registered citizens ensures Tom and Jane Public can continue with a campaign of blissful ignorance; the proliferation of

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Federal judiciary finally sees light: Restrictions are punishment

By DAVID POST . . . I wanted to add a few words to co-blogger Jonathan Adler’s posting about the recent 6th Circuit decision in Doe v. Snyder, in which

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U. of Mich. law professor believes registries increase danger

Listen to University of Michigan law professor J.J. Prescott’s recent Stateside interview with Lester Graham. Professor Prescott’s research was utilized by the Sixth Circuit in its recent decision holding the

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NC’s new sex offender law is unjust and unconstitutional

By MARK JOSEPH STERN . . . A new sex offender law took effect in North Carolina on Thursday, restricting offenders’ freedom of movement and association by barring them from

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