Justice & Public Safety

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Back Traditional Marriage

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Back Traditional Marriage

A recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters shows that, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, two-thirds of them still support traditional views of marriage.

SCOTUS Decision Could Shake Law for Decades

SCOTUS Decision Could Shake Law for Decades

The Roberts Court today secured its legacy as a Court that twisted the law in order to serve a predetermined purpose of upholding the political class’s cause of choice.

Another Relic of Racist Past: Progressivism

Another Relic of Racist Past: Progressivism

The news is about Confederate flags or statutes of rebel leaders. But another issue is the intertwined history of progressivism and racism.

CLF Advances Legal Movement

CLF Advances Legal Movement

The Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom functions as North Carolina’s conservative public interest law firm. To better understand who CLF is and what we do, it is necessary to first understand what conservative public interest law (CPIL) is, and how the movement began.

NC Case May Roil U.S. Religion Debate

NC Case May Roil U.S. Religion Debate

A lawsuit quietly filed in Raleigh earlier this month has the potential to open up the religious liberty debate as much as RFRA did.

RFRA’s Judicial History Leaves Questions Unanswered in NC

RFRA’s Judicial History Leaves Questions Unanswered in NC

RFRA, once an acronym spoken only in academic halls and legislative debates, has become a household subject across America. The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its state counterparts have been demonized by some and glorified by others.

Civitas Institute asks Supreme Court to protect entrepreneurs

Civitas Institute asks Supreme Court to protect entrepreneurs

Today, the Civitas Institute joins the Cato Institute in asking the United States Supreme Court to clarify its role in protecting Americans from occupational licensure abuse. In a joint amicus brief, attorneys from Civitas and Cato ask the Court to grant certiorari in Vong v. Aune — a case with the potential…

What Newspapers Won’t Say about Anti-Election Reform Lawyers

What Newspapers Won’t Say about Anti-Election Reform Lawyers

Much has been written about the attorneys the Governor and the legislative leaders have hired to defend the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) against lawsuits brought by the NC-NAACP, the ACLU and the U.S. Justice Department. In contrast, to date, there have been no stories spotlighting the army of attorneys…

 

Legislative Follow Up to Questions about Prisoner Health Care

There are many questions that are asked in legislative meetings and many times the staff notes that they will have to follow up with those questions at a later meeting. Some of these questions were answered at the March Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety meeting. At…

 

Surprise, Surprise: Criminals Have Handguns

“When guns are outlawed,” the adage goes, “only outlaws will have guns.” That certainly seems to be the case in Charlotte: A Civitas analysis of gun-related arrests in Charlotte indicates that at least 66 percent of arrestees were ineligible to purchase handguns. Using public records, Civitas requested data on all…

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