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December 29, 2017

96 N.C. L. Rev. 270 (2017) 

In every state in the United States, slander, libel, or defamation laws protect individuals’ reputations from destruction by false statements. Why then, do the subjects of fake news stories who suffer reputational and—in some cases—actual har...

96 N.C. L. Rev. 227 (2017) 

Precedent----the rule that judges rely on past decisions in adjudicating the disputes in front of them----is a fundamental part of the American legal system. Precedent plays a role in understanding how the law evolves, determining how the cou...

December 29, 2017

96 N.C. L. Rev. 200 (2017)

Nationwide judicial power is a strong tool with far-reaching consequences. It is clear that the United States Supreme Court, as the highest court in the land, can exercise its power nationwide. But what about when a single federal district cou...

December 29, 2017

96 N.C. L. Rev. 133 (2017)

The Fourth Amendment strikes a balance between Americans’ privacy interests and the government’s need to investigate crime. It does so almost exclusively by placing restrictions on how the government collects information: if the government sur...

December 29, 2017

96 N.C. L. Rev. 77 (2017) 

For the past quarter century, the “plenary power” doctrine of immigration law—under which courts suspended ordinary standards of judicial review to defer to the political branches on questions relating to the exclusion, detention, and deportat...

December 29, 2017

96 N.C. L. Rev 1 (2017)

Courts often fault governments for pursuing their regulatory interests in an unnecessarily restrictive manner. Indeed, and as is well appreciated by courts, litigants, and scholars alike, the availability of a “less restrictive alternative” will...

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