Courts

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    Trump’s tweets and judicial overreach

    Jenna Ellis writes for the Washington Examiner about the judicial overreach displayed in this week’s court decision involving @realDonaldTrump. In a 75-page defense of crazy judicial overreach, a federal court held on Wednesday that President Trump (and anyone else with administrative permissions to his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account) cannot…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of protesting public school teachers greeted lawmakers returning to Raleigh last week. Terry Stoops places those teachers’ complaints in context for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would guarantee future tax hikes. Elon University law professor…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    Clearing up the logjam of Trump’s judicial nominees

    Carrie Severino explains for the Washington Examiner a proposal that could speed the process of confirming federal judicial nominees. By insisting on going through the cloture process for nearly every nominee, Democrats have slowed confirmations to a glacial pace. Their plan is to slow the confirmation of qualified…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
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    Reshaping the courts

    Melissa Quinn documents for the Washington Examiner what she labels President Trump’s “stealth victory.” With less than two years under his belt, President Trump has managed to make a substantial imprint on the U.S. judicial system — one that could be felt for decades to come — by…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that critics are raising legal and financial concerns about a bill to permit cities to create charter schools. The Daily Journal explores the importance of this year’s N.C. Supreme Court election.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina was the first state to lose an incumbent congressman in a 2018 primary election. Eight incumbent legislators also lost primary contests. Rick Henderson assesses these and other results in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders compares North Carolina to its neighbors when…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2018
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    Newest justice might be slowing Supreme Court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner probes Justice Neil Gorsuch’s possible role in slowing the U.S. Supreme Court’s output. [The] Supreme Court is turning its blockbuster docket of cases into a cliffhanger, as it’s been slow to release decisions this year and will likely cram the major cases…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    Fund warns about powerful legal group pushing ‘poltically correct’ agenda

    John Fund warns National Review Online readers about the questionable actions of the American Law Institute. For nearly 100 years, the 3,000- member American Law Institute has exercised enormous influence through what it calls “Restatements” of the common law. Many judges, lawyers, and scholars rely on it for…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018