Category Archives: Courts

National Review cites the Mike Adams case

Those of you who have followed with interest Professor Mike Adams‘ battle with his employers at UNC-Wilmington might appreciate this blurb from the latest National Review: Mike Adams sued the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he is an associate professor of sociology and criminology, for discriminating against his political (conservative) and religious (Christian) beliefs whenContinue Reading

N.C. Appeals Court sides with former police chief in Taylortown dispute

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled this morning against Taylortown in the lawsuit pitting the town against former police chief Timothy Blakely. Appellate judges upheld most of a lower-court ruling favoring Blakely. The only part of the appellate decision that favors the town is a ruling that a judgment ofContinue Reading

Roberts a favorite whipping boy for liberals once again

The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers a good example of the conventional (left-of-center) wisdom about U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts. Once praised for his questionable vote to preserve the Affordable Care Act, Roberts now draws fire for a vote to end dubious aggregate campaign contribution limits. It turned out that both sides read too much intoContinue Reading

Split N.C. Supreme Court sends Map Act case back to trial court

A Map Act case involving property owners targeted by the official corridor map for Winston-Salem’s Northern Beltway will head back to a trial court, thanks to a split ruling today from the N.C. Supreme Court. The court’s majority ruled that a lawsuit from seven plaintiffs cannot be expanded to included more than 800 property ownersContinue Reading

Former RNC, Bush-Cheney lawyer Ginsberg discusses judicial races and more

In Raleigh Thursday to help N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Robert Hunter raise money for a state Supreme Court campaign, attorney Benjamin Ginsberg also spoke to CarolinaJournal.tv about hot legal and judicial topics. Ginsberg joined the Patton Boggs law firm in Washington, D.C., after serving as counsel to the Republican National Committee and the committeesContinue Reading

PEFNC launches “One of 4500″ campaign

In case you missed it …

Time Warner Cable News asked the John Locke Foundation to comment on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down aggregate contribution limits for campaign contributors.

Court of Appeals refuses to lift injunction blocking Opportunity Scholarships

The N.C. Court of Appeals has refused to take up the preliminary injunction against the Opportunity Scholarships law issued by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood before the case goes to trial. The next step is the N.C. Supreme Court. In February, Hobgood granted a motion by plaintiffs challenging the scholarships, or vouchers, to prevent theContinue Reading