Category Archives: Fact or Fiction

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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Does Amendment One love all the little children of the world?

One of the arguments the Vote yes for Amendment One group makes is that a child is best raised in a home having a married father and mother, who are the biological parents of the child. The supporters of Amendment One say that children … Continue reading

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Votes on Amendment One by County, City and Town Boards – Is it just politics, or is there more at stake?

County, city and town boards across the state have been passing resolutions for and against Amendment One. When the vote is a unanimous vote for or against the amendment, you can tell something about the constituency of the municipal body. Typically, the leaders of … Continue reading

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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. http://www.wtvi.org/debates/ 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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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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