Pro Bono Representation for Durham Civil Rights Protesters

The Klan announced a “victory parade” at the news that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States.  After all, Trump gave the rhetoric of hate a home at the center of his campaign.  He made blanket statements describing Mexicans as “rapists,” and described Mexico itself as “our enemy.”  Trump refused to […]

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Driving with a cellphone is more dangerous than DUI with a .08 BAC*

* According to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, in a hyperbolic defense of his state’s imposition of a new law that gives the police yet another reason to intrude on your ability to travel freely without interference by law enforcement. They’re calling it “E-DUI” — driving under the influence of electronic devices.  Meanwhile in every city […]

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Happy Fourth of July?

As we celebrate this symbolic day in the land of the free, pay no attention to fact that the Raleigh Police set up a DWI checkpoint on Saturday night in which every single driver was stopped and interrogated by the long arm of your local government without suspicion of any wrongdoing. Twelve people were arrested […]

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Retrograde Extrapolation Inadmissible in DWI Case Without “Fit” to Facts

The North Carolina Court of Appeals today in State v. Babich (PDF) ruled that the admission of expert testimony on “retrograde extrapolation” in a DWI case was error, because the State offered no evidence that the defendant in that case was in a “post-absorptive” state that might render a retrograde extrapolation calculation relevant.  In Babich, the […]

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