Author Archives: Anthony Burts

Federal appeals court: North Carolina ultrasound abortion law unconstitutional

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that North Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know Act” is unconstitutional. In July 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the “Woman’s Right to Know Act.” The Act amended … Continue reading

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A police officer’s reasonable mistake of law gives rise to reasonable suspicion that justifies a traffic stop under the Fourth Amendment.

On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion that held a police officer’s reasonable mistake of law gives rise to reasonable suspicion that justifies a traffic stop. The events that gave rise to the case … Continue reading

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“At-will employment,” what does it really mean?

The first time I ever heard the term “at-will employee” was right after I was hired as a “bag-boy” for a local supermarket chain named Ingles. However, it was not until I worked with an employment law firm and took a … Continue reading

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If you get hurt at work, notify your employer in writing immediately!

If you suffer a workplace injury, I’m sure that your first instinct may be to conceal your injury because you do not want to look bad to your fellow employees and/or your employer. Or, you may have some other reason … Continue reading

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NEW North Carolina Criminal Laws Effective 10/1/2014

The North Carolina General Assembly has made some changes to North Carolina’s criminal laws that will take effect on October 1, 2014. Changes that are relevant to the substance covered in Learn Your Rights 101 blog relate to Session Law 2014-119, which … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Learn Your Legal Rights 101 Blog! This blog is for everyone; however, it is especially helpful for citizens of North Carolina. Its main purpose is to explain laws that deal primarily with criminal defendants, employees, and families. The information … Continue reading

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