Category Archives: Courts

N.C. Appeals Court rules against Charlotte in case of Queens College parking deck

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court and ruled against the city of Charlotte in a legal dispute over a Queens College parking deck near the Myers Park neighborhood. Appeals Court judges agreed with the plaintiffs in the case who challenged a zoning amendment that changed theContinue Reading

Barron’s editorial page editor explains why the law, as written, doesn’t tell the whole story

Thomas Donlan of Barron’s places former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s infamous Obamacare quip (“we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”) in context. It seems Pelosi meant that Americans would not fully understand how the bill would work until they could see it improving Americans’ health.Continue Reading

Why the D.C. Court of Appeals was right

Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon probe for the Wall Street Journal this week’s D.C. Court of Appeals ruling in the Halbig v. Burwell case targeting Obamacare subsidies. At its heart, though, Halbig is not just about ObamaCare. It is about determining whether the president, like an autocrat, can levy taxes on his own authority. TheContinue Reading

Prepare for another Obamacare legal battle

We’ll have to wait — probably for U.S. Supreme Court action — before we learn how the courtroom clash over Obamacare subsidies will be resolved. Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner‘s Susan Ferrechio previews the next potential legal battle involving the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday scheduled oralContinue Reading

Halbig reaction — Left untethered by basic facts again

Looks like another disinformation campaign is underway in reaction to court ruling unfavorable to Obamacare. This one regards the Halbig ruling that Obamacare subsidies shall be distributed only to individual market exchange consumers living in states that have set up their own health insurance exchanges. As The News & Observer editorialized this morning, The judges’Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that conflicting appellate rulings will likely lead to U.S. Supreme Court action in lawsuits challenging Obamacare subsidies. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on Carolina Journal‘s plans for covering the 2014 election season.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent N.C. Court of Appeals opinion that blocks police officers from extending traffic stops indefinitely. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal questions journalists’ reliance on press releases.

Heritage legal experts highlight the importance of judicial appointments

Hans von Spakovsky and Elizabeth Slattery of the Heritage Foundation remind Daily Signal readers about one of the most important roles a president plays in our political process: appointing federal judges. Because so few cases reach the Supreme Court, the almost 200 judges on the U.S. courts of appeals are usually the final arbiters ofContinue Reading