"What [cash bail] does is create a system where often the people with the least ability to pay, charged with the most minor offenses, are stuck in jail."
Today is Day One of the North Carolina bar exam in Raleigh.
The two-day "event" pits law graduates' brains (and a bit of brawn) against the somewhat notorious and arduous test used to accept or deny admittance to the legal profession.
"In sum, to foreclose access to social media altogether is to prevent the user from engaging in the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights."
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel recognizes the nation's top one percent of lawyers, based on its four-stage selection criteria. The NADC is "dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence." The four stages include:
Removing the 'Millstone Around the Youth of Our State'
Winners of the First Roberts Law Group Bar Exam Scholarship
Two hardworking law students are about to take the February bar exam. No matter what happens (though they'll do just fine, based on what we've seen of them so far) they're already winners in our book, who impressed us with their answers to the question:
Donald Trump doesn't believe in polls. And maybe he's right. Maybe he shouldn't believe in them. Maybe all the polls in the world won't make a bit of difference if he ends up winning on Nov. 8.
Our take: This is a huge positive for North Carolina residents and quite a time-saver for the court system - a win-win all around.