Supreme Court Says Warrants Needed To Search Cellphones

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The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision this week that will help to protect the rights of individuals who find themselves under arrest. With this ruling, law enforcement officers across the country — and that includes North Carolina — must obtain a warrant before conducting a search of the data stored on an arrestee’s
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North Carolina House Bill Would Crack Down On… Mopeds, P3

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We are still discussing a proposal in the General Assembly that would require North Carolina’s moped drivers to register their vehicles. When it was originally introduced, the bill included a provision requiring moped drivers to purchase insurance. Opponents apparently articulated their objections well, because the version that passed from the House to the Senate called
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North Carolina House Bill Would Crack Down On… Mopeds? P2

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What is a moped? And why does the North Carolina General Assembly care? You have joined us for the second post about a bill in the state House of Representatives that would require moped operators to have insurance and license plates. If passed this year, it would go into effect July 1, 2015. As we
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North Carolina House Bill Would Crack Down on… Mopeds?

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The North Carolina House of Representatives is working on a bill that could affect more people than lawmakers have figured. The bill would require moped operators to have license plates and to carry insurance. The measure stops short of also requiring that moped operators have a driver’s license. Opponents say that, with or without the
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Consumers Put At Risk By Illegally Available Prescription Drugs

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Prescription drugs, as readers know, are illegal to buy and sell apart from the normal channels, and those who are caught engaging in such activity can face federal drug charges. One does not normally think of illegal drug trafficking as being done openly, which is why it is a bit surprising that consumers are able
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