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Thomas Farr and the Radical Remaking of the Federal Judiciary

Last night, the INDY’s Thomas Goldsmith reported that Thomas Farr, the longtime North Carolina Republican lawyer who is now President Trump’s nominee for the federal bench, appears to have lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr, a nominee for a federal judgeship, knew well in advance about a controversial 1990 postcard campaign […]

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Bad News for Big Pork: A Federal Court Rules That the Murphy-Brown Nuisance Lawsuits Can Go to Trial

For those of you who have been following our coverage of the commercial hog-farming industry in North Carolina, an update: Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled that the twenty-six federal nuisance lawsuits filed against the pork giant Murphy-Brown can finally go to trial—an important turning point in a high-profile and potentially game-changing case in […]

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I-Team: Adult entertainment industry abuzz after federal raid

Several sources said a federal investigation of a Franklin County business is sending shock waves through the adult entertainment industry.

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The Alamance County Sheriff's Office Was Booted from a Federal Immigration Program Over Accusations of Discrimination. Now It Wants to Rejoin.

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to rejoin a federal program that allows local law enforcement to carry out immigration enforcement duties—five years after it was removed from the program over accusations of discrimination. The agency’s involvement in the 287(g) program was terminated in 2012 as the U.S. Department of Justice investigated racial profiling […]

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