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Signed, (SEAL)ed, Delivered

Signed, (SEAL)ed, Delivered

• By Ashe Lockhart • February 17, 2009 >> Have you ever wondered why some contracts have “(SEAL)” printed at the end of a signature line? The use of (SEAL) as required for contracts in North Carolina has been abolished – as it has been in most other states. However, there are two reasons why… Continue Reading

A Glass Act

A Glass Act

• By Ashe Lockhart • September 21, 2008 >> In a story in today’s Charlotte Observer, Rick Rothaker wrote of the day the news broke that the venerable Merrill Lynch would be acquired by Charlotte’s Bank of America: “[a]t a restaurant at the base of the Merrill tower, the takeover news was rippling through lunchtime… Continue Reading

The War

The War

• By Ashe Lockhart • October 8, 2007 >> I watched the recent Ken Burns documentary, The War — an oral history by and about about the men and women who experienced WWII.  What a remarkable piece of work.  In the third episode, there’s a segment on the U.S. invasion of Anzio, which went from… Continue Reading

The Other Branch of Government

The Other Branch of Government

• By Ashe Lockhart • April 20, 2007 >> The law is something of a mystery to most people.  In fact, it’s apparently a mystery to a good many North Carolina state lawmakers.  North Carolina’s legislative branch of government (the General Assembly), with the apparent acquiescence of the executive branch (headed by the Governor), has… Continue Reading

Property Taxes (civic pneumonia)

Property Taxes (civic pneumonia)

• By Ashe Lockhart • March 13, 2007 A while back, I received a tax notice from the Catawba County Tax Collector for a boat I kept on Lake Norman in Catawba Country. A few weeks later, I received a tax notice from the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector for the same boat, which, as I said,… Continue Reading

Acceptable Use Policies

Acceptable Use Policies

• By Ashe Lockhart • April 30, 1997 >> In 1997, I co-authored a Model Acceptable Use Policy for Corporate Internet Systems with several law school classmates who are identified on the policy web page. Although this was prepared some time ago, it offers a number of useful ideas to help companies set up policies to educate employees… Continue Reading

Liberty vs. The Flag

Liberty vs. The Flag

• By Ashe Lockhart • October 18, 1996 (originally prepared for Mere Dictum, the school newspaper of UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) >> The upcoming election [November, 1996] has caused me to reflect on my political orientation and how I got here. A good place to start is with my eighteenth birthday,… Continue Reading

The Zen of Criminal Defense

The Zen of Criminal Defense

• By Ashe Lockhart • September 22, 1996 (originally prepared for Mere Dictum, the school newspaper of UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) I never imagined when I began my job as a summer associate that I would actually like it. I met the man for whom I would work through a judge… Continue Reading

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