Supreme Court sees a duck
RALEIGH -- The seven justices who sit on the North Carolina Supreme Court seem to have been imbued with amazing powers.
Unlike some of their colleagues among the state judiciary, the seven recently recognized that something that waddles, quacks, wears feathers and sports a bill is usually a duck. And people who lay out money, and then lose that money or win more money based on random choices made playing games, are usually gambling.
Put a collar and leash on the duck, and it still isn't a dog.
Make your selections with playing cards, using a slot machine or over the Internet, and gambling still isn't Tiddlywinks.
And like drug use and prostitution, gambling isn't free speech or free expression. The state can, and historically has, regulated it.
The state's high court came to that same ...