Category Archives: Courts

Leef’s latest Forbes column documents New Mexico’s ongoing battle against civil asset forfeiture

George Leef shares with Forbes readers details of the continuing fight against civil asset forfeiture in one Western state. Back in summer, the [New Mexico] state legislature unanimously passed a bill that defangs the civil asset forfeiture viper and Governor Martinez promptly signed it into law. Amazingly, however, civil asset forfeiture continues in New Mexico,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s announcement that he will pursue legal action in the controversial case of a transgender public school student’s access to opposite-sex bathrooms and locker rooms. Barry Smith reports state government is moving forward with sales of unused government buildings and other property. Smith also reportsContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has not yet said whether he’ll join South Carolina’s legal brief on the issue of transgender students’ access to restrooms and locker rooms in K-12 schools. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal dispels myths about the latest round of N.C. teacher pay increases.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The N.C. Supreme Court could decide next year the fate of the state’s Map Act, which gives the N.C. Department of Transportation unlimited power to thwart development of property within designated highway corridors. Jon Guze explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why he’s filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting property owners’ arguments againstContinue Reading

N.C. Court of Appeals rules against former NCCU football coach

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a trial-court ruling against former N.C. Central football coach Henry Frazier, who was fired in 2013 after arrest on charges of violating a domestic violence-related protective order. Among other opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals: A unanimous three-judgeContinue Reading

In case you missed it …

WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to a 13-year-old’s lawsuit designed to force North Carolina to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on Title IX and the girls’ locker room

George Leef shares with Forbes readers his reaction to the government’s latest effort to regulate access to the girls’ locker room. Those of us who oppose the expansion of governmental controls often get the retort, “You’re just using a slippery slope argument; the bad consequences you foresee are extremely unlikely to happen.” Ah, but predictedContinue Reading

Read JLF’s friend-of-the-court brief in the Map Act case

The John Locke Foundation’s amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the Kirby v. NCDOT Map Act case is now available for online access here.