It is Tuesday, August 18. Members of the Wake County Taxpayers Association (WCTA) sit across from Ken Bowers, Raleigh’s chief planner, and Dan Becker, the city’s long range planning manager. The two groups have met at Millbrook Exchange Park in North Raleigh to discuss the city’s rezoning and long-term planning…
The Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) has filed suit against the City of Belmont, alleging violations of state public records law.
Just days into my new internship here at Civitas earlier this summer I was handed a cardboard box, filled to the brim with literally a thousand pages of emails, meeting minutes, agendas, general statues, handbooks, and user guides. That was my first clue that the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)…
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.
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.
The news is about Confederate flags or statutes of rebel leaders. But another issue is the intertwined history of progressivism and racism.
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.
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, 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.
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…