On his blog, About the First Amendment, SMVT partner Hugh Stevens writes articles and commentary about the First Amendment, society and history. In a recent post, Hugh offered his insights into the upcoming Boyce v. Cooper trial. The lawsuit, in which Dan Boyce sued Roy Cooper for libel, grows out statements made in the 2000 election cycle. […]
Thursday, April 17, 2014 02:56:56 AM
WRAL reports that the North Carolina Department of Public Safety recently took down a website that included the personal information of crime victims, including rape victims, who had applied for financial assistance from the state. According to the article, the Crime Victims Compensation Commission also openly discussed cases using victim’s names and personal details during open […]
The Charlotte Observer quoted SMVT partner and general counsel to the North Carolina Press Association Amanda Martin on whether a criminal investigation could prevent release of public documents. Routine documents or emails that aren’t subjected to any specific privilege would still be public even though the feds are still investigating. You can read the full […]
Hugh Stevens spoke to the Raleigh Kiwanis Club on Friday, April 4 about “Jefferson, Madison and the ‘Wall of Separation’ Between Church and State.” The talk was based on an article posted on Hugh’s First Amendment blog. You can read the full article here.
SMVT media lawyer and partner Mike Tadych was quoted in a story by Eastern Wake News on a closed meeting, unofficial rejection of an offer on one of its former office spaces. The preamble to the entire open meetings law basically says given the public agencies exist solely to conduct public business the hearings, deliberations […]