Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warriors


1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom were illustrations of the collective power of committed individuals to confront injustice. And one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in our history, Gideon v. Wainwright. Read More

Judge Cheri Beasley appointed to the N.C. Supreme Court

Judge Cheri Beasley has been appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court by the state's Governor.

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has announced the appointment of Judge Cheri Beasely to the North Carolina Supreme Court, replacing retiring justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson. Read More

Landmark lawsuit filed against Internet gun site has been sued by The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence due to an online gun purchase which resulted in the murder of an Illinois woman.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s largest advocacy group committed to reform of the nation’s gun laws, and to educating the public about gun violence, has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit targeting online gun sites. Read More

Fired Over Facebook: The Reaction

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee says she was wrongfully terminated for posts she made on Facebook.

Was a Louisiana meteorologist fired over a series of posts she made on Facebook and if so was her company right to terminate her employment? She says no and thinks the company KTBS-TV is in the wrong. Read More