Hampton Dellinger


“Nothing but net”: A son’s personal reflections on the passing of ‘a lion of the law’

By: - March 17, 2022

When Walter Dellinger – a legal scholar who also practiced law at the highest levels of the public and private sectors – died last month, he was called a “lion of the law” (and what a friendly lion he was) and, in a beautiful remembrance by Garrett Epps, compared to jazz genius Charlie Parker. One […]


NC GOP once had it right on voting-by-mail and courts today should listen

By: - June 3, 2020

As President Trump, Attorney General Barr and other conservatives fulminate against voting-by-mail, I’m reminded of the year when the North Carolina Republican Party kept urging a deceased family member to vote “from the comfort of your own house.” Some of the words and images in the GOP mailers were jarring to a family still coping with the loss of a loved one. “Don’t take Obamacare lying down” one said, accompanied by a photo of a hospital bed.


Dellinger: Discarded UNC plan dooms Silent Sam deal and any proposed campus return

By: - February 11, 2020

Since the UNC Board of Governors unveiled its sweetheart package for the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), critics of the payoff have uncovered witnesses and documents that should lead fair-minded observers to conclude that the outlay is unwarranted. As the agreement currently stands, the SCV gets possession of “Silent Sam,” the Confederate monument that towered […]