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Attachment Clause
by Lennon, Donald R. The Attachment Clause in North Carolina colonial law allowed for the garnishment of the property of nonresidents in certain cases of debt. The controversy surrounding British attempts to delete this [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balanced Budget Amendment
by Ferrell, Joseph S. The Balanced Budget Amendment, sponsored by Rep. John Gamble of Lincoln County, was adopted as part of the North Carolina Constitution in 1977. The amendment requires that the state conduct its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bank Holiday of 1933
by Ireland, Robert E. Between the stock market crash of October 1929 and mid-March 1933, 215 North Carolina banks, with a combined $110,854,000 in assets, failed. Bank runs had increased in early 1933, prompting the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bastardy
by Stevenson, George. Bastardy, as a legal term, designates the civil condition of a child born under illegitimate circumstances. Under English common law, children born out of lawful wedlock were classed as bastards. In [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bayard v. Singleton
by Hollins, Andy. Bayard v. Singleton was possibly the first legal decision in the United States in which a court nullified a law because it was found to be unconstitutional. During the American Revolution the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beat the Bounds
by Powell, William S. To "beat the bounds," or "do procession," meant walking the boundaries of a property and, in ancient times, striking certain places with a rod in the presence of witnesses. In the American colonies, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benefit of Clergy
by Spindel, Donna J. Benefit of Clergy was a colonial legal term rooted in medieval English law that allowed a person convicted of a capital crime to receive a special pardon and escape execution. Initially, only [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bill of Rights
by Childs, T. Mike. North Carolina's original copy of the Bill of Rights, stolen in 1865, has had a long and checkered journey before it finally returned to the state in 2005.It was created in 1789, when Congress [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bishop of Durham Clause
by Cain, Robert J. The Carolina charters of 1663 and 1665 contained an important provision conferring upon the eight Lords Proprietors of Carolina and their successors the power to "have, hold, use, exercise, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bishop of London
by Nelson, John K. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the bishop of London had extradiocesan responsibility for Anglican congregations and clergy outside the British Isles. The precise legal and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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