Author Archives: Straight But Not Narrow

The WTVI Debate on Amendment One – The lawyers square off

Public television station WTVI and the League of Women Voters put together a debate last week, which is now airing on-line, at the link below. There were four debaters, all lawyers.  I’m one of them, the serious guy in … Continue reading

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The Domestic Violence Debate on Amendment One – You be the judge

Some say there are two sides to every debate.  There may be at least four sides to the debate about whether domestic violence protections will be impacted by Amendment One. Tonight there was an Amendment One forum at Spirit Square in Charlotte … Continue reading

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Amendment One – Is it a Shotgun Wedding or a Shotgun Target Practice?

You know the story.  Young couple gets pregnant in the backwoods of somewhere.  Daddy gets his shotgun out and there is a marriage under the nearest oak tree. In this little Hatfield and McCoy drama, everyone at the wedding is uncomfortable.  Daddy … Continue reading

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News: NC NAACP Seeks to Expose the Truth About Amendment One

The North Carolina NAACP is aligning itself on the right side of history, with its recent efforts to educate on Amendment One, as reported below: This week, in the face of an extreme right-wing attack on minorities and the poor, the North Carolina … Continue reading

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Buzzardgate, Campbellgate or Tamigate — Uncovering the Amendment One truth behind the Campbell law professors’ paper

In the last ten days, three legal “experts” from Campbell Law School parachuted in to try to save the legal day for the “For” side of this debate. Up until recently, the “For” side’s strategy in this debate was simple.  Ride the wave of … Continue reading

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Guest Post – A Legal Analysis of Amendment One by Family Law Professor Suzanne Reynolds

This post is courtesy of Family Law professor Suzanne Reynolds of Wake Forest University School of Law, where she also serves as Executive Associate Dean Academic Affairs. Suzanne Reynolds is widely respected for her scholarship and teaching about family law and for her … Continue reading

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Guest Post – UNC Law School Professor Maxine Eichner responds to the Amendment One legal analysis of Professor Wallace

This is a post courtesy of UNC law school professor Maxine Eichner, in which she responds to a recent post by Campbell law professor Gregory Wallace on the legal issues of Amendment One. Professor Eichner attended Yale College and Yale … Continue reading

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