Posts Tagged ‘disaster declarations’

Bateman v. Perdue: Implications for Gun Restrictions During a State of Emergency

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

UPDATE:  An update on this issue is available here. On March 29, 2012, Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled on the 2nd Amendment challenges brought against restrictions on dangerous weapons that can be imposed during a declared state of emergency under North Carolina law.  The statutes at issue in the case, Bateman v. Perdue […]

“Mandatory” Evacuations – Are They Really Enforceable?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

As Hurricane Irene barreled toward the eastern seaboard and North Carolina’s coast, local communities and state and local officials braced for a potentially significant hit.  Hyde County declared a local state of emergency. Under its declaration it ordered a mandatory evacuation for visitors and a voluntary evacuation for county residents beginning early Wednesday morning.  The […]