Constitutional Law

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    Kagan believes high court thinks more like Scalia than Breyer

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports on an interesting observation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court is by-and-large a textualist court, having adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial reasoning. At the Chicago-Kent College…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Trump thinks he’ll get three more Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on President Trump’s reported expectations for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices before the 2020 presidential election, he reportedly told aides. The president believes Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Adhering to the Constitution

    Jay Cost explains at National Review Online why he supports one of President Trump’s recent actions while firmly opposing another. These days, it is hard to be a constitutionalist. Our system of government is under attack from both the left and the right. Progressives are gnashing their teeth…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017
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    Scalia’s rhetorical skills remembered

    Mona Charen devotes a National Review Online column to a new collection of speeches from the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Antonin Scalia was not just a great stylist for a jurist, he was a great writer for a writer. Most of his work though, obviously,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a recent interview with constitutional analyst Ilya Shapiro of the libertarian Cato Institute. He highlights key developments from the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest term and looks ahead to big cases in the year ahead. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal focuses on college campus rules that…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a debate this week that focused on public school construction costs. The Daily Journal highlights a federal judicial nominee’s take on recent court rulings involving redistricting and race.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    ‘Sue ’til it’s blue’

    Viewers of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman” might recognize the headline phrase as a lighthearted description of Democrats’ approach to public policy in North Carolina. The idea is that Democrats will continue to go to court to block policies they don’t like from the Republican-led General Assembly. Guy Harrison…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online previews this week’s N.C. legislative session. The Daily Journal examines the N.C. Supreme Court’s recent record of cooperation and disagreement.
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2017