Evidence is a key factor in many criminal cases. Witness testimony is a key factor in others. However, it was grammar that was a primary factor in a recent weapons charges case heard by a North Carolina appeals court. The case, reported on by the Associated Press, involves a former High Point University student who
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When Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 1992, major league baseball was still reeling from revelations that Pete Rose, a hero to many, had been placing bets on games in which he participated. His penalty was a lifetime ban from the game. (See the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed for just one
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One of the reasons we are talking about sports gambling actually harkens back to the passage of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act: Baseball legend Pete Rose turned 74 this week. He has been banned from baseball for 26 years, and there is growing support for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred to lift
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North Carolina is not home to a major league baseball team, but we are the home of the fictional Durham Bulls, the minor league team at the center of one of the best sports movies ever made. And we have our professional football, basketball and even ice hockey teams to keep track of — and
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Motorists who are arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol can find themselves facing a list of serious consequences, many of which carry long-lasting effects. High fines, jail time, license suspension or revocation, mandatory use of ignition interlock devices (an especially complicated law in North Carolina) and more — the penalties
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