Entries by GovernmentandPublicSector

Fight Hunger, Help Others in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Participate in the Legal Feeding Frenzy and Support Your Local Food Bank!

By Michele Livingstone and Will Quick We are in unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  It is now more important than ever that we help our neighbors and those who are not as fortunate. I am confident that each of you is doing your part. Even in the best of times, however, over 1.5 Million North […]

Legal Authority for Restrictions of Public Access and Conduct in Guilford County Facilities

By Mark Payne Federal and State law have long-recognized that the public does not have unfettered access to public buildings. The U.S. Supreme Court has noted that “it is settled law that the First Amendment does not guarantee access to property simply because it is owned or controlled by the government.” Hemmati v. United States, […]

Interesting Reads for GPS Members

“Resources for Reliable Information on Coronavirus in North Carolina.” By Jill Moore, March 2, 2020, Coates’ Canons: NC Local Government Law. From the Article: “The School of Government is compiling resources about North Carolina communicable disease law and the COVID-19 outbreak on its North Carolina Public Health Law microsite. This direct link will take you to those resources. Because […]

Weekly Roundup: Interesting Reads for GPS Members

“Don’t Forget the States.” By Kathryn Watts, Feb. 5, 2020, Administrative Law Jotwell. From the Article: “Largely missing from this scholarly discourse, however, has been a focus on the important role that the states can and have played in both furthering—and counteracting—presidential administration. In her forthcoming article titled Administrative States: Beyond Presidential Administration, Professor Jessica […]

Interesting Reads and Other Helpful Resources for Government and Public Sector Attorneys

We’d like to highlight the University of North Carolina School of Government Survey. For those unfamiliar, the School of Government provides a wealth of information and resources for attorneys in our section. The survey should only take a few minutes and closes Friday, November 22, 2019. “Electronic Records Day 2019: Social Media as a Public […]

A Message from the Chair of the NCBA Government and Public Sector Section

By Mike Thelen Dear Members of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Section (GPS): Welcome to the Association’s 2019-2020 year!  My name is Mike.  I’m honored to serve as this year’s chair of the GPS Section alongside a formidable and distinguished set of officers and a Section Council, the members of which […]