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  • October 6, 2020    |   Private Property

    North Carolina Right to Shelter

    North Carolina Shelter Sues for Right to Offer Private Charity on Private Property

    The Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter first opened more than 30 years ago in memory of a remarkable, loving woman who often opened her own doors to those in need. The Barber Shelter provides a warm and safe place to sleep for people experiencing temporary homelessness due to personal financial crises or family breakdowns. The…

  • September 29, 2020    |   Immunity and Accountability

    Castle Hills Retaliation

    Texas woman fights back after Local Officials in Castle Hills and its officials have her arrested and jailed for criticizing city government

    Americans have a long tradition of running for office with the goal of improving their local communities. After a fulfilling career in communications, Sylvia Gonzalez did just that. She knocked on the doors of 500 residents in Castle Hills, Texas, and squeezed out a win, beating a well-connected and powerful incumbent. In the process, Sylvia…

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