Endorsements for Judicial Races

October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Elections, News

On November 8, voters will elect a judge to the North Carolina Supreme Court and five judges to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, shaping our judicial system for years to come.  Now more than ever, we need fair and independent judges, committed to equal justice for all. Judicial races are listed as “Nonpartisan Offices” …Read More

Signs, Part III

October 30th, 2008 | Posted in Elections

Another good reason to leave those signs alone.  In defense of the boy, McCain signs are probably pretty rare in the Chapel Hill area… 

Signs, part II

October 29th, 2008 | Posted in Elections

Some anecdotal evidence in my neighborhood suggests that both Obama and McCain signs are being taken out of people's yards.  I'll put aside the ethical implications and confine myself to the legal. Whoever does this can be held liable for civil trespass and conversion of personal property and possibly criminal trespass and theft.  Probably small …Read More

CORRECTION: Who Do I vote For?

October 20th, 2008 | Posted in Elections, Uncategorized

In my last post I incorrectly identified Bob Hunter as the incumbent when it is in fact Judge John Arrowood.  I have edited and corrected the original post and apologize to the candidates. 

Who do I vote for?

October 16th, 2008 | Posted in Elections

North Carolina is one of the few states left who still elect judges.  Even well-informed people who can discuss the particulars of economic stimulus packages and can pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, turn to me in confusion as to who they need to vote for the North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the …Read More

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign…

September 23rd, 2008 | Posted in Elections, Free Speech, Homeowner Associations (HOA) Law, Law for Non-lawyers

‘Tis the season when those political candidate signs spring up like mushrooms around neighborhoods and commercial districts throughout the land.  Although signs and posters are considered "speech" under the 1st Amendment and therefore cannot be banned by the government, some permissible restrictions have been allowed.  Check your city or county ordinances here to see if …Read More