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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A deadly attempted escape in 2017 has helped generate attention for long-festering problems inside North Carolina’s prisons. Kari Travis discusses her Carolina Journal cover story on the topic for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo examines the pros and cons of potential hospital mergers…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018
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    Thomas pans colleagues’ commitment to Second Amendment

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner reports on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ criticism of his colleagues’ approach to gun rights. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized the high court after the justices denied a petition to hear a case challenging a California law requiring a 10-day…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2018
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    Understaffing, Inadequate Training, and Prisoner Mental Health Issues

    Horrific events inside North Carolina’s prison system have focused attention inside and outside government on addressing the system’s many needs related to staffing challenges, work environment, and prisoner mental health and addiction issues. Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports in the February cover story. An April altercation at Bertie Correctional…
    Donna Martinez, February 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis is one of the federal lawmakers seeking a probe of governing bodies in the Olympics sex abuse scandal. The Daily Journal highlights a state three-judge panel’s decision to choose the legal process over partisan gamesmanship…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2018
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    Federalist Society panel tackles pros, cons of competing judicial selection models

    As North Carolina continues to grapple with the best way to select judges for the state’s courtrooms, the Federalist Society is adding more information to the debate. N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin moderated an hourlong panel discussion on the issue for the Federalist Society’s Triangle Lawyers Chapter. The…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2018
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    N.C. magistrate’s fate attracts national attention

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the bill for N.C. taxpayers resulting from a recent dispute over magistrates and same-sex marriage. A federal judge ruled that North Carolina wrongfully forced a magistrate to resign over her religious beliefs. Gayle Myrick left her position as a magistrate…
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2018
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    Leef urges Supreme Court to kill regulatory agency

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to rid the world of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 2010 was a bad year for the Constitution. Not only did Congress saddle us with the misnamed Affordable Care Act, which has caused a legal war over its…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court’s consideration of two cases involving the constitutional role of the appointed State Board of Education. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal probes Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s curious about-face on the issue of separation of powers between his office…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2018