This year, Mississippi and North Carolina both ditched a vague "good moral character" clause that kept occupational licensing out of reach for people with criminal records.
State legislatures and Congress can (and probably should) take steps to limit partisan gerrymandering. This was never an issue for the courts to settle.
The debate about whether the killer should have been prosecuted for federal hate crimes shows how the Justice Department targets defendants based on the opinions they express.
It looked as though he was trying to put the gun on the ground.
Both companies say the city's restrictions are too burdensome to stay.
Common sense wins out...sort of.
"My son with autism was forced out of the home with military-style rifles aimed at him and made to sit on the cold, wet ground for over an hour."
Republican Senator Pitches Weird Conspiracy Theory About Weed Legalization, Menthol Cigarettes, and the FDA
Sen. Richard Burr raises an interesting point about onerous regulation, but his argument is baffling.
According to the officer who took them down, the phone was "evidence."
CityWell United Methodist Church sheltered an undocumented immigrant until they said he was lured to an immigration office under false pretenses.
North Carolina capped income tax rates at 7 percent, while Florida will now require a supermajority to increase taxes or fees.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
But she never should have faced criminal charges in the first place.
Tammie Hedges is facing upward of a dozen charges related to the medical care she freely provided to the animals.
If you need help during a disaster, look to the locals before the government.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office made a mistake.
The status quo is bad for voters, candidates, and democracy. State legislatures should try to fix it.
Silent Sam was erected in 1913 to honor UNC students who fought and died for the south. Critics say it is a symbol of white supremacy.
A new lawsuit from the Institute for Justice is challenging the state's certificate-of-need laws.
The entire Southport Police Department is now on paid leave.
As America deals with terrorist attacks and mass shootings, DHS and the FBI are busy enforcing misdemeanor vice laws.
A year after law passed exempting footage from public records laws, the inevitable consequences.
She can't teach makeup artistry unless she teaches a whole bunch of unrelated classes too.
Another Compromise to Dump N.C.'s Transgender Bathroom Panic Law Draws Criticism (UPDATE: Governor Signs into Law)
State still wants to keep cities from adding to antidiscrimination protections.
Another illustration of how hospitals use Certificate of Need laws to limit competition, and why those laws are bad for patients.
By analogy, food stamps recipients shouldn't be forced to shop at state-run supermarkets.
Don't waste time arguing about public education, says Thales founder Bob Luddy. Head for the exits.
Both sides claim dishonesty from their foes.
For a better solution, separate government and private treatment.
Daily Show segment doesn't illustrate a serious problem. It highlights how culture often works issues out on its own.
"Relax," says the cop, right before arresting a guy for nothing.
Most fatal police shootings since Charlotte rolled out body cameras have not been recorded on them.