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    Apr
    17

    UNC Must Walk the Walk on Openness

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    We recently queried the University of North Carolina about public comments made by the UNC Law Schools' dean, Jack Boger. He was  quoted as saying: “The open records act permits citizens and institutions to request such records without clarifying what their motives are. I think some within the university — I’m probably one of them […]

  2. 2
    Apr
    16

    The 'Good Motives Defense' Offered by UNC Law Chief

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen

    In the latest development in Civitas' quest to pry public records out of the University of North Carolina, Dean Jack Boger of the UNC Law School was recently quoted as saying: “The open records act permits citizens and institutions to request such records without clarifying what their motives are,” says Boger. “I think some within […]

  3. Apr
    08

    2,822 Hours May Decrease After Short Session

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Civitas recently asked the question “2,822 hours of Crime Analysts time is spent on what?” The 2,822 hours were spent on being in the court system to testify because of a Supreme Court ruling in which the high court held that it was a violation of the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation for a prosecutor to submit […]

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    Mar
    12

    2,822 Hours of Crime Analysts' Time is Spent On What?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Watching any crime show may lead us to believe that a court case can be resolved in an hour. As anyone who has been to court knows, this idea is very far from the truth. Would you believe that a court case has increased the amount of time need to get lab results from months […]

  5. 2
    Mar
    04

    Should Indigent Defense Vouchers come to North Carolina?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Economics, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    The majority of people who are arrested for crimes in the United States are considered and prosecuted as indigent.  People who are being prosecuted are constitutionally granted the right to have a lawyer provided for them if they cannot afford to hire one. Indigent defense systems have emerged but there are questions about whether the […]