Constitutional Law

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    Federal court sees discrimination against Christian student groups

    Nicole Russell writes for the Federalist about a recent court ruling in favor of First Amendment rights on a flagship public university campus. On Wednesday, a federal court ruled that the University of Iowa had illegally targeted religious groups for requiring their leaders to follow their faith. As…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    A warning from a former Supreme Court justice

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights the latest comments from the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent retiree. Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy warned university students that democracy is endangered by the decline of free and open civic debate. “We have a social framework of decency that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With 2020 primary elections moved up from May to March, candidates are already lining up for key N.C. statewide elections. Rick Henderson analyzes early candidate filings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion still represents a bad deal for North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on victorious U.S. Supreme Court plaintiff Mark Janus’ continuing fight against forced payment of union dues. John Trump’s Daily Journal advocates reform of N.C. liquor laws.
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    Research Update: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Protect the Right to Bear Arms?

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Guze writes that it is time for the Supreme Court to stop the infringement on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms by lower courts: I agree with Kopel. The Second Amendment states, “[T]he right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be…
    Anna Manning, February 5, 2019
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    Exploring Roberts’ Obamacare vote

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights a new account of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ perplexing vote to save the Affordable Care Act. A forthcoming biography of Chief Justice John Roberts contains the first account of the Supreme Court’s internal politicking over the 2012 NFIB v. Sebelius…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2019
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    Trump on the Supreme Court

    Vince Coglianese and Saagar Enjeti of the Daily Caller report President Trump’s latest musings about the U.S. Supreme Court’s future. President Donald Trump wished Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg good health and said it was likely the person he nominates to fill the next vacancy on the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    Who Was the Author of the Declaration of Independence?

    Thomas Jefferson, right? It depends. At the time of the adoption of the Declaration of Indpendence by the 2nd Continental Congress in 1776, Jefferson was not recognized as the author. As Matthew Wills notes in his thought-provoking text “[t]he document was drafted by a committee made up of John Adams,…
    Kory Swanson, January 31, 2019