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Atlantic Wire: Local Paper Very, Very Sorry for Asking Questions About Guns

February 25, 2013

From the Atlantic Wire (2/25/13): The Cherokee Scout of Murphy, North Carolina, has printed an absolutely groveling apology to its readers and to the local sheriff for even asking the sheriff for public records of those with concealed carry gun permits. Publisher David Brown writes, "We never meant to offend the wonderful people of this community," in a letter noticed by media blogger Jim Romenesko. Again, this is discussing public records that, according to North Carolina law, the sheriff legally is legally required to make public. The editor who made the public records request was subsequently threatened on Facebook.

High Point Enterprise: Exercise your right to know!

February 25, 2013

From the High Point Enterprise (2/24/13): "Let the sunshine in!" If you are 50 or older, that prompt already may have you humming the tune to "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," which peaked at No. 1 for six weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in March of 1969.

Australian law professor teaches mediation at Elon

February 25, 2013

Legal scholar Judd Epstein, from Monash Law School in Melbourne, Australia, recently visited Elon Law to provide an international perspective on mediation and alternative dispute resolution for third-year law students.