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Responding to the rise of unsolicited and intrusive robocalls, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”). Duguid v. Facebook, Inc., (9th Cir. 2019) at 1149. The TCPA forbids calls from an automated telephone dialing system...

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Fighting words are, as first defined by the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in Chaplinsky v New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942), words which "by their very utterance, inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. It has been well...

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On May 30, 2012, Lester Gerard Packingham, a registered sex offender, was found guilty of using a social network website in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.5. See State v. Packingham, 368 N.C. 380 (2015). N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.5 is a North...