Constitutional Law

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    Supreme Court could strike down Obama-era agency

    Ilya Shapiro writes at National Review Online that the nation’s highest court could reject a controversial government agency created during the Obama years. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear what could end up being the most consequential case of the term — in a year where…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2019
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    Warren’s regulatory creation to face Supreme Court scrutiny

    Melissa Quinn reports for the Washington Examiner on a U.S. Supreme Court case with ties to Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren. The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a dispute over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a case that could dramatically scale back…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    Justice Thomas on judicial oversight of the administrative state

    Myron Magnet explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas disagrees with court precedents linked to the growing administrative state. The Supreme Court, Thomas grumbled in the first of a series of 2015 administrative state opinions, has “overseen and sanctioned the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    National Democratic leaders want their candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race to avoid grass-roots campaigning and instead raise as much money as possible for negative ads against the Republican incumbent. That was the gist of a secret recording that emerged recently in the campaign. Rick Henderson analyzes the impact…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge will hear arguments this month in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Jon Guze analyzes the case, including his own brief supporting the plaintiff, for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses protesters’ complaints about Gov. Roy Cooper’s energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    The Supreme Court and gun control

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon explores the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to move ahead with a gun-control case from New York City. The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not dismiss a gun rights case against New York City, rejecting the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019
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    Another important U.S. Supreme Court term

    Adam Carrington of the Washington Examiner highlights high-profile cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. Coming Supreme Court decisions may not rise to impeachment levels of excitement. But don’t let that fool you, this one will be big. Last year, very few Supreme Court cases caught national attention,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    The Constitution and impeachment

    Adam Carrington writes for the Washington Examiner about impeachment‘s role in the process of constitutional government. [T]he Constitution could have created an entirely distinct body just for impeachments. [Alexander] Hamilton counters with the ways that various litigants could manipulate this system, how costly it could be, and that it…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2019