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March 26, 2020

98 N.C. L. REV. F. 59 (2020)

Across the United States, vaccine exemption rates have been on the rise, leading to the reemergence of previously eradicated diseases, such as measles. This trend is reflected in North Carolina, where increased use of the vaccination law’s religious exemption can be tied directly to outbreaks of whooping cough and chickenpox. Importantly, North Carolinians have increasingly used the religious exempt...

December 9, 2019

98 N.C. L. REV. F. 35 (2019)

The 2018 Farm Bill has signaled a sea change in hemp cultivation and sale in the United States. In addition to legalizing the crop and sketching out a framework for its regulation, the bill has brought some clarity to the legal status of cannabidiol, or “CBD,” a hemp-derived non-psychoactive compound that has become immensely popular in recent years. In the wake of the bill’s passage, however, the C...

December 9, 2019

98 N.C. L. REV. F. 16 (2019)

In 1905, the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s James B. Gordon Chapter of Winston-Salem erected a monument to the Confederacy on the grounds of the Forsyth County Courthouse. The monument stood on Forsyth County property until 2014 when the Forsyth County Commissioners sold the old courthouse and the surrounding courthouse square to a real estate developer. After multiple instances of vandalism...

December 9, 2019

98 N.C. L. REV. F. 1 (2019)

In 2017, the Supreme Court of North Carolina rendered its decision in Fidelity Bank v. North Carolina Department of Revenue.2 The issue presented in that case was whether the word “interest” as used in the North Carolina Revenue Act3 (the “Revenue Act”) should be construed in accordance with the meaning given the term in the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). The court held that absent a “clear and...

June 25, 2019

When Congress established the position of the administrative law judge (“ALJ”) via the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) in 1946, it sought to address concerns that persons hearing administrative cases lacked sufficient independence from the agencies that employed them. Indeed, prior to the APA, agencies controlled the compensation and promotion of the very officials tasked with presiding over hearings to which the agencies...

January 17, 2019

97 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1 (2019)

Modern medicine can extend the dying process so long that a patient dying of a terminal illness may feel trapped in a tortuously slow, lingering decline. Some patients will want to achieve a swifter, gentler end by ingesting medications prescribed to precipitate a peaceful death. This option is known as aid in dying (“AID”). For a complex array of reasons, the practice of AID did not evolve org...

September 20, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 20

Today, “[a] 401(k) is expected by employees in mid-to-large sized firms, but it can be fraught with peril for plan sponsors given the fiduciary responsibility and recent spate of lawsuits.” Imagine a private company voluntarily offers employees participation in an employee benefit plan to remain competitive in attracting high-level employees. One method the company uses to fund this plan is to invest...

April 15, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred almost seventeen years ago, but their consequences continue to be felt around the world. The United States remains engaged across the globe, particularly in Southwest and Central Asia, in a “war on terrorism.” Whatever consequences are felt at home, the human toll is felt deeply abroad, as exemplified by the litigants of Bin Ali Jaber v. United...

May 3, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 83 (2017)

While reminiscing about family holiday gatherings, most people probably think of great food and taking countless pictures. I, however, fondly remember trying to avoid everyone and going into a bedroom to play video games so that I did not have to answer incessant questions like “How is school going?” or “How many points did you score in the last game, honey?” While ducking my family in a side...

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