Constitutional Law

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    Boring, but important, Supreme Court case with long-term implications

    Less than two hours after wrapping up a speech in Raleigh, David French of National Review Online cranked out another top-notch essay. This one focused on an important U.S. Supreme Court case. There was a much bigger — but much more boring — case that that the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
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    Workers will ask high court for help in union dues fight

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest step in a legal effort to help workers recover forced union dues. Workers seeking to take back millions in forced dues plan on taking their case to the Supreme Court after federal appellate judges rejected their class action…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2018
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    The Supreme Court and racial preferences

    John Yoo and James Phillips write at National Review Online that the U.S. Supreme Court might change course on racial preferences. America has a race problem. It has always had a race problem. Slavery, as many have observed, is America’s original sin. The challenge that will confront the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
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    Bush’s impact on the U.S. Supreme Court

    As pundits across the political spectrum ponder the legacy of the late President George H.W. Bush, Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller focuses on Bush’s impact upon the nation’s highest court. Former President George H.W. Bush, who died peacefully Friday night, made far-reaching changes to the Supreme Court,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2018
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    Good news on the civil-asset forfeiture front

    Jason Snead and Elizabeth Slattery of the Daily Signal find some encouraging news from the U.S. Supreme Court. [T]he U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that may rein in abusive property seizures by state and local governments through the highly controversial legal tool known…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2018
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    The politicized federal courts

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist disagrees with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts’ attempt to defend the integrity and independence of the judiciary did more harm than good. Had Roberts not entered the fray, Trump’s “Obama judge” comment would likely have past mainly unnoticed. Instead the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2018
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    Workers go to court as they attempt to flee unions

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details a lawsuit designed to help workers in one western state rid themselves of labor union dues. Oregon workers are asking a federal court to do away with policies that limit their ability to cut financial ties with labor unions. In…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2018
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    A new, cold civil war

    Charles Kesler warns in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis about the emergence of a new form of American civil war. A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018