Category Archives: Constitutionally speaking

One Trial Lawyer’s Final Argument to the Amendment One Jury

Members of the jury, I want to thank you for your patience and attention for the past two months in this very important case. Our system of justice cannot work without citizens participating in the process. You have done that well and very soon, … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Religious Marriage, Legal Marriage and Freedom

This post is courtesy of Brian S. Clarke, Assistant Professor of Law at Charlotte Law School.  Before joining the faculty at Charlotte Law School, Brian was a practicing NC lawyer and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington & Lee University School … Continue reading

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Lawyers should stand up and be heard — we took an oath and we have an ethical responsibiilty!

Lawyers in NC took this oath of office to be admitted to practice law: “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; so help me God. I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I … Continue reading

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No contraception and Amendment One – strange constitutional bedfellows

The front page of the local section of The Charlotte Observer on Saturday, March 24th, reported on a midday rally the day before in front of the Charlotte federal courthouse. “Hundreds rally uptown”, said the headline, followed by the subheading: “Largely … Continue reading

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Legal prejudice will not prevail in the long run — let “Loving” be our guide

Many people I talk with say that opposing Amendment One is a losing battle. If they are right, then on May 8th, a majority of voters will write legal prejudice against gays and lesbians into the NC constitution. In June 1958, it was legal prejudice of a … Continue reading

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Should anyone’s religion be embedded in our constitution?

There was an article in The Charlotte Observer today about the guest preacher at Charlotte’s First Baptist Church yesterday. Tony Perkins, Family Research Council President, and a supporter of the marriage amendment, made an appeal to the congregation to amend … Continue reading

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