North Carolina Law Review

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May 11, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1203 (2018) 

The clash between long-standing legal doctrines and rapidly-evolving technology lies at the heart of United States v. Graham, a recent Fourth Circuit case that deliberated the nature and extent of the Fourth Amendment’s protection of cell si...

May 11, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1175 (2018)

In its decision overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction in McDonnell v. United States, the United States Supreme Court narrowly construed the definition of official act, which is an element under most criminal...

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1126 (2018)

Dating back to President Roosevelt’s infamous 1937 proposal, the term “court-packing” has been considered synonymous with “power-grabbing,” the general assumption being that supreme court expansion attempts are fueled by partisan motivations....

May 11, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1085 (2018) 

Digital sampling, the act of appropriating sounds from a previous recording and mixing those sounds into a completely new musical work, emerged as a music industry practice in the 1980s. Since then, the popularity of the practice has only co...

96 N.C. L. Rev. 1013 (2018)

Approximately fifteen percent of the adult population in the United States—more than 35 million people—are in informal intimate relationships. In contrast to the highly regulated marital relationship, unmarried partners largely evade laws tha...

May 11, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. 945 (2018)

Do-It-Yourself biology, 3D printing, and the sharing economy are equipping ordinary people with new powers to shape their biological, physical, and social environments. This phenomenon of distributed innovation is yielding new goods and servic...

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