Daily Archives: September 6, 2011
From Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger’s office: Berger: Manning’s opinion ‘judicial activism of worst kind’ Raleigh, N.C. – Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Tuesday responded to Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning’s refusal to allow the General Assembly to intervene in his recent pre-kindergarten ruling. “North Carolina’s Constitution gives theContinue Reading
Republicans say, “the maps are fair and legal.” The democrats say, “See ya in court.” John Hood says we need an independent commission. But as of today, the U.S Department of Justice and the D.C. Courts have the next word. The redistricting plans for North Carolina’s thirteen congressional seats, one hundred twenty state House seatsContinue Reading
Without getting into the pros and cons of a marriage amendment, the political debate surrounding the proposed marriage amendment is certainly interesting. Having said that, it also has gotten extreme. House Democratic Leader, Rep. Joe Hackney recently argued, “This proposed constitutional amendment runs against the tide of history, and has become a form of hateContinue Reading
It appears the recently passed annexation reform is only a bump in the road for some cities intent on annexing property. If the mayor decides the city “needs to grow”, they will try to find a way around the law. Apparently that is exactly what the mayor of Southport is attempting, as reported here. IndividualContinue Reading
Less than a week before North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh to tackle proposed state constitutional amendments, supporters and opponents of a proposed marriage amendment held news conferences today on that topic. David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online.
In Houston and Denver, district schools have adopted some of the successful strategies used by charter schools. In the first experiment of its kind in the country, the Houston public schools are testing whether techniques proven successful in high-performing urban charters can also help raise achievement in regular public schools. Working with Roland G. Fryer,Continue Reading
Is the US Department of Education a constitutional exercise of congressional authority? No, argues Cato’s Adam Schaeffer in this post. That is because the Constitution does not enumerate any power by which any branch of the federal government can spend money on or assert control over education. In the post, he disputes another blogger whoContinue Reading