Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

NC Supreme Court Approves Groundbreaking New Ethics Rule for North Carolina Lawyers

The ABA Journal reports that: North Carolina has adopted an ethics rule that requires lawyers in private practice, as well as prosecutors, to reveal evidence of innocence they discover after a conviction. … North Carolina is the first state to apply the disclosure rule to lawyers in private practice. The North Carolina Supreme Court approvedContinue Reading

A little friendly advice from your legislative delegation….

..Regarding Winston-Salem’s sanctuary city resolution: Don’t do it: The warning came from Democrats and Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly, who said the city could be punished for pursuing a resolution that some legislators will likely see as a “sanctuary city” resolution in all but name. “I can’t even begin to tell you how unwiseContinue Reading

For all the worry and hand-wringing….

Speaking for myself, if there was one of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet nominees who should not have been confirmed, it was his nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Not because Dr. Mandy Cohen doesn’t have the proper credentials–which she does– but because—as CJ’s Dan Way puts it– of her “past linksContinue Reading

Local School Finance Study published

The Public School Forum of North Carolina released their 2017 Local School Finance Study, a report that examines roughly one-fourth funding for public schools in North Carolina. The other three-fourths of the funding, which come from state and federal sources, are excluded.  WRAL says that the report “isolated local spending from state and federal spending,”Continue Reading

Putting Putin in perspective

John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist website offers conservatives advice about how to react to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. The protests and police crackdown are a reminder of what the Putin regime really is, and why it’s dangerous for conservatives to delude themselves into thinking Putin is anything more than a drearily familiar twentieth-century-style autocratContinue Reading

Obstacles to reviving health care reform debate

David Drucker of the Washington Examiner explains why efforts to restart the Obamacare replacement debate will face challenges. [S]tung by charges that they are incapable of governing and broke their campaign promise to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans resolved to give it another try. “It’s too soon to be extremely optimistic,Continue Reading

Obamacare penalties compiled

Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights details related to the Affordable Care Act’s costs for taxpayers lacking health insurance. Approximately 6.5 million taxpayers paid $3 billion in Obamacare penalties for not having health insurance in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. Beginning in 2014, the AffordableContinue Reading

In need of some lieutenants

Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders the large number of job vacancies within the Trump administration. Now comes another glaring sign that the young administration is ill-prepared for the duties of governing: The astonishing number of high-level positions that President Trump still has yet to fill. The Partnership for Public Service identified 553 keyContinue Reading