Category Archives: Courts

Judge trashes EPA response to transparency efforts

C.J. Ciaramella reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a federal judge’s blistering denouncement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request. A federal judge rebuked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for discriminating against a conservative group, saying the agency was either lying or apathetic in its response toContinue Reading

Businessweek focuses on the significance of King v. Burwell

The latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek focuses on the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act lawsuit that heads today to the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments. Joshua Green spotlights one particularly interested person who has bucked the trend of remaining silent about the possible implications of the plaintiffs winning King v. Burwell. AContinue Reading

N.C. Court of Appeals rejects arguments from convicted Wake County murderer

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has rejected arguments from Grant Hayes, the Wake County man convicted in 2013 of first-degree murder in the death of Laura Ackerson, the mother of Hayes’ two children. You might remember this case from its grisly details. Authorities say Hayes and his wife killed Ackerson,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Terry Stoops about the controversy surrounding a redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. history course. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal focuses on a court ruling that challenges the N.C. Department of Transportation’s use of the state Map Act.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the N.C. Dental Board in a case involving teeth-whitening restrictions. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on successful N.C. public schools with high numbers of students from low-income families.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court hearing involving the state’s Opportunity Scholarship school voucher program. John Hood’s Daily Journal identifies three policy areas in which N.C. legislators could make major advances in promoting freedom.

Leef focuses on latest interesting news from Rand Paul

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s recent speech in praise of a more than 100-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision: Lochner v. New York. Saying anything good about Lochner among the vast majority of American lawyers and judges is like telling a group of college history professors that Calvin Coolidge wasContinue Reading

Cato’s Tanner ponders high court response to Obamacare subsidies

Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute devotes his latest National Review Online column to the U.S. Supreme Court’s second crack at Obamacare. Given the possibility that the case could punch a very large hole in the health-care law’s implementation, it has unsurprisingly been the subject of much commentary and analysis. Unfortunately, most of that commentaryContinue Reading