Constitutional Law

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    Pushing back on the narrative of a conservative Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller challenges the notion that recent additions to the U.S. Supreme Court have solidified a conservative bloc. The Supreme Court’s liberal minority forged winning alliances in unexpected rulings throughout the 2018-2019 term, suggesting the newly entrenched conservative majority is hardly a cohesive unit.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    Democrats threaten the Supreme Court

    David French of National Review Online highlights a recent threat Democratic U.S. senators aimed at the nation’s highest court. I just finished reading of the most astonishing legal briefs I’ve ever read. It is easily the most malicious Supreme Court brief I’ve ever seen. And it comes not…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on farmers’ reaction to the trade dispute with China. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores shifting coalitions on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    Senator attacks Supreme Court in gun case

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports one U.S. senator’s questionable approach to a gun-rights case heading toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Firearms cases heading to the highest court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner looks ahead to the next round of gun-related cases that could be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. The U.S. Supreme Court will start its next term after a summer punctuated by mass shootings that left more than two dozen dead,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    Supreme Court’s next gun cases could yield interesting results

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller looks ahead to the U.S. Supreme Court’s next cases involving gun regulations. The Supreme Court will confront a range of gun rights cases in the coming months, as the nation reels from brutal mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the ongoing impact of the 25-year-old Leandro school-funding legal dispute. The Daily Journal argues that the recent N.C. partisan gerrymandering trial avoided a key question.
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    Extending the Janus argument to lawyers

    Jacob Huebert, James Baehr, and Dane Ciolino write for Louisiana’s Pelican Institute that the successful argument in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus case should have a broader impact. The First Amendment guarantees every American’s freedom of speech and freedom of association. That means we all get to choose…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2019