Category Archives: Courts

Stossel slams federal prosecutors

John Stossel‘s latest column at Human Events labels federal prosecutors as “federal persecutors” because of their ends-justify-the-means approach to their jobs. A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America’s next Attorney General. The prosecutorial bullying isContinue Reading

N.C. Appeals Court sends case of ousted health care CEO back to trial

In an unpublished opinion with little precedential value, a unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has sent back to trial a case involving John Cashion, the former president and CEO of Davidson Health Care and Lexington Memorial Hospital. Cashion and his former employer have been fighting in court over the terms ofContinue Reading

The legal profession is just not that into competition

George Leef explains for Forbes readers why a U.S. Supreme Court case involving North Carolina dentists and teeth whiteners is attracting attention from other fields. Competition – everyone loves it, except when it’s competition in your particular business or profession. Then it’s dangerous and must be controlled if not eliminated. Back in August, I wroteContinue Reading

Barron’s D.C. man assesses the Supreme Court’s upcoming term

Jim McTague‘s latest “D.C. Current” column for Barron’s probes some interesting business-related cases on the docket for the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Snore-der in the court! The Supreme Court October 2014 term has a business case docket so boring that Washington lawyer John Elwood of Vinson & Elkins compares it to “watchingContinue Reading

George Mason law professor takes Obama to task for executive overreach

George Mason University law professor David Bernstein, who’s writing a book on the Obama administration, the Constitution, and the rule of law, shares some of his findings with Commentary readers. Since 2009, Obama has claimed unprecedented power for himself while advancing a novel argument about his duty as president to ignore the separation of powersContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolina’s high-profile U.S. Senate campaign has featured some dubious claims about the state’s recent record on education spending and teacher pay raises. Terry Stoops examines the claims during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of elections, Rick Henderson analyzes some other key congressional races, and you’ll hear highlights from a recent forumContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state Appeals Court ruling that could place a greater burden on local governments to prove zoning violations. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal explains why high school students would benefit from a later start to the school day.

N.C. Appeals Court sides with state in barber licensing dispute

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled this morning in favor of the state Board of Barber Examiners in a dispute with the owner of three Triangle hair salons that lacked barber licenses. A trial court had ruled that the state barber board could not impose civil penalties against the salonContinue Reading