Constitutional Law

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    Supreme Court Gets Heated Over Boston Marathon Bomber Case

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one high-profile death penalty case at the nation’s highest court. Members of the Supreme Court clashed Wednesday morning over the government’s bid to execute Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The justices heard arguments for 90 minutes over a federal appeals…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2021
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    Emergency Powers Reform Continues to Advance

    I’m delighted to report that HB 264, “The Emerency Powers Accountability Act” has been placed on the House’s calendar for a reconciliation vote next week. If enacted, the bill would amend the Emerency Management Act is two important ways. It would give the General Assembly ultimate control over…
    Jon Guze, October 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on reactions to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. A new CJ Opinion focuses on two recent N.C. court opinions that emphasize the separation of powers and economic liberty rights.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
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    Gauging the Supreme Court’s Support for Second Amendment

    Mark Overstreet asks in a Federalist column whether the U.S. Supreme Court can be trusted to uphold the Second Amendment. The Supreme Court is expected to soon hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen, challenging a New York law that allows judges and police…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2021
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    Big Supreme Court Term on the Way

    Adam Carrington writes for National Review Online about a new term for the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Declaration of Independence, all men are created equal. The same cannot be said for all Supreme Court terms. Each one, now stretching from the first Monday in October to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online on the young entrepreneurs who took part in this weekend’s Raleigh Children’s Business Fair. A new CJ Opinion explains why economic liberty depends on judges who respect the Constitution.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
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    Biden Is Actively Testing Your Willingness to Assert Your Rights

    Biden is openly asserting an actual right to do things he suspects or knows he has no legal right to do. He dares objectors to seek enforcement by the courts, telling them essentially to bring it on. It’s a giant game of constitutional chicken.
    Jon Sanders, September 30, 2021
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    ‘The political purges have begun’

    Jeffrey A. Tucker: "In 30 years of writing, this might be the most important article I've written."
    Jon Sanders, September 29, 2021