Constitutional Law

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    Democratic activists target activist Democratic justice

    John McCormack explains at National Review Online that one particular U.S. Supreme Curt justice is attracting attention from the political left. Politico reports that Democratic activists are ramping up pressure on liberal 82-year-old Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire while Democrats control the Senate. The campaign from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Supreme Court order boosts religious liberty

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist highlights an important ruling from the nation’s highest court. On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
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    Biden yesterday versus Biden today on court packing

    Nick Arama of wonders which Joe Biden we should believe on the issue of packing the U.S. Supreme Court. Joe Biden announced he was signing an executive order creating a “bipartisan” commission to explore ‘reforming’ the Supreme Court. … … [T]he commission would be looking at all…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
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    Revisiting Forrest McDonald’s Jefferson Lecture in praise of the Constitution

    In the office, Bob Luebke and I got into a recent discussion on the late historian Forrest McDonald (1927-2016). McDonald was a professor who spent much of his time at the University of Alabama and wrote extensively on early America and its founding. Luebke mentioned the…
    Ray Nothstine, April 5, 2021
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    Critic calls court’s justices ‘cowards, crooks, or compromised’

    Andrew Coy offers American Thinker readers a withering critique of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent inaction on multiple election-related controversies. Cowards, crooks, or compromised seems to be the only way to explain the decision-making of the United States Supreme Court. The Court’s unwillingness to make any decisions regarding…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2021
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    Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit against Gov. Cooper moves forward

    Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports: Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
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    Congress is passing the buck

    Peter Wallison asks at National Review Online why Congress continues to give away its constitutional powers. If he were alive today, James Madison would probably be most surprised and dismayed by one feature of today’s government — the willingness of Congress to cede its unique constitutional authorities to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2021
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    Reminder: judge found that NC State Board of Elections violated 14th Amendment

    With NC State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell’s appearance before the NC Senate Elections and Redistricting committee yesterday, this is a good time to remember that a federal judge found that she had violated the Equal Protection Clause of…
    Andy Jackson, March 24, 2021