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Mitch Kokai

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Appeals Court upholds murder conviction of Duke lacrosse accuser

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has found no error in the second-degree murder conviction of Crystal Gail Mangum, best known as the woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her in 2006.

Appeals Court says N.C. town owes interest on illegal impact fee

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s ruling that the Rowan County town of China Grove owes a developer more than $18,000 in interest for illegally assessed impact fees. Among other opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals: A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a trialContinue Reading

Attacking government overreach through disobedience

Libertarian scholar Charles Murray believes it’s no longer possible to use traditional political means — elections, judicial appointments — to restore the American republic the Founders intended. That’s why Murray’s latest book, By The People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, recommends a targeted campaign of civil disobedience to help debilitate some of the federal government’s worstContinue Reading

Junk science and bad policy

T. Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner probes the links between bad science and bad government policy. This spring, Dr. Johannes Bohannon and a team of German scientists discovered that people on low-carbohydrate diets could lose weight faster if they used one weird trick: Eat a bar of chocolate every day. Newsrooms around the worldContinue Reading

Left-of-center ‘think tank’ in bed with EPA

Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon explores the unusual relationship between a federal regulatory agency and a left-of-center group that bills itself as a think tank. A prominent left-wing group helped formulate Environmental Protection Agency talking points designed to sell a controversial regulatory scheme to skeptical journalists, internal emails show. The emails show JosephContinue Reading

Fund places Greek vote in context of Europe’s future

John Fund explains for National Review Online readers why the recent Greek referendum bodes ill for the future of a united Europe. It should now be obvious to the Eurocrats in Brussels that their grand project of an increasingly centralized and integrated European super-state will be rejected every time that ordinary people are somehow givenContinue Reading

Retention elections for the U.S. Supreme Court

North Carolina lawmakers approved this year a change that will lead to retention elections for state Supreme Court justices. As Andrew McCarthy reports for National Review Online, it’s an idea one presidential candidate would like to extend to the federal level. Within the space of just 48 hours, the United States Supreme Court ruled thatContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online on a recent court ruling upholding the N.C. cyberbullying law as constitutional. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal notes a homeschooling milestone in North Carolina.

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