Category Archives: Courts

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The UNC system’s Board of Governors made waves when it decided to make a change at the top of the system’s leadership team. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy dissects the decision to replace UNC president Tom Ross for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato discusses the economicsContinue Reading

N.C. Supreme Court upholds Duke Energy rate increase, rules against Cooper

The N.C. Supreme Court upheld today the N.C. Utilities Commission’s 2013 decision to permit a rate increase for Duke Energy Carolinas customers. The unanimous 6-0 ruling, with no input from newly elected Justice Sam Ervin IV, rejects a challenge from state Attorney General Roy Cooper. Writing for the court, Justice Barbara Jackson notes: The AttorneyContinue Reading

Medicaid heads to the high court

Paige Winfield Cunningham documents for Washington Examiner readers a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the controversial Medicaid program. Healthcare providers have long been unhappy with often meager Medicaid payments, but whether they can actually sue states to raise those rates is a question the Supreme Court will consider Tuesday. The case Armstrong v. Exceptional ChildContinue Reading

Tackling the problem of ‘disparate impact’

Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity explains in a National Review Online column why it’s time for the U.S. Supreme Court to take on the problem of “disparate impact” arguments. It’s felicitous that two days after Martin Luther King Day this year, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in Texas DepartmentContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on efforts to write eminent domain protections into the N.C. Constitution. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal focuses on Obamacare’s return to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State lawmakers are likely to make better decisions about state education policies if they split up the committees that now focus on both K-12 and higher education issues. Sarah Curry made that argument in a recent opinion column. She shares themes from that column in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Lindalyn Kakadelis previewsContinue Reading

Eminent domain constitutional amendment filed in the House

The first substantive bill of the 2015 session of the General Assembly is one that we’ve seen before. It’s an eminent domain constitutional amendment. An eminent domain amendment to the N.C. Constitution has been a frequent topic in the General Assembly since the 2005 Kelo v. New London U.S. Supreme Court decision, which allowed theContinue Reading

A win for economic liberty in Texas

Evan Bernick of the Institute for Justice explains in a Huffington Post column that a federal judge has ruled the state of Texas “can’t force people to do useless things.” The state of Texas told Isis Brantley that she needed to spend thousands of hours taking useless classes and thousands of dollars on useless equipmentContinue Reading