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  • Bad News for Patent Trolls

      This morning, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group. Walter Olson calls it “a landmark win for defendants in patent litigation” and adds:  A unanimous Court (8-0, Thomas writing, Gorsuch not participating) rejected the broad reading of a venue statute…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2017, 159 words
  • Sinking to New Lows

    From a report in the LA Times about Monday’s terrorist boming in Manchester in the UK: Ironically, the bomb appeared to have been detonated just around the corner from where the Irish Republican Army unleashed its biggest-ever bomb on the British mainland in 1996. Then, people were given 90…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2017, 67 words
  • Trump neutrality

    William Voegeli explores in a Federalist column some political observers’ unwillingness to accept a neutral approach to the new president. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of Donald J. Trump?” It would be ominous if witnesses in congressional hearings had to endure this type…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 223 words
  • Spinning the immigrant story

    Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller details an interesting use of your tax dollars overseas. A grant from the U.S. embassy in Belgium designates $200,000 for a group to promote positive narratives about refugees and immigrants in Europe. The grant aims to use digital platforms to help integrate…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 166 words
  • New book offers tools for reading The Book

    Nicholas Frankovich of National Review Online explores the merits of Sarah Ruden’s new book on Bible reading. We would value the written word more if we didn’t have so much of it. Street signs, product labels, instruction manuals, tax forms, blog posts, e-mails, text messages . .
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 371 words
  • Trumpism without Trump in the U.K.

    Michael Brendan Dougherty uses a National Review Online column to compare Britain’s prime minister to America’s president. What if you could have Trumpism without Donald Trump? That is, what if you could take the same basic issues — sovereignty, immigration ruled by law, and economic policies meant to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 160 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that the UNC system’s Board of Governors will wait to decide whether to block the UNC law school’s Center for Civil Rights from entering into lawsuits. The Daily Journal explains how a recent legislative debate exposed flaws in North Carolina’s criminal…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 48 words
  • Pay attention, NC: The FTC is watching occupational licensing more closely

    If North Carolina leaders needed more reasons to reform occupational licensing and bring more labor freedom here, this new activism from the FTC should suffice.
    Jon Sanders, May 22, 2017, 557 words
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