Constitutional Law

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    N.C. Court of Appeals rejects suit claiming public school had constitutional duty to stop student harassment

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against Pitt County elementary school students who argued that ongoing bullying and sexual harassment from classmates stopped them from getting access to a sound education guaranteed by the N.C. Constitution. That decision reversed a lower court, which…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Liberal academic targets academy’s anti-GOP bias

    Jonathan Turley writes for The Hill about fellow academics’ attacks on him after he offered congressional testimony favoring Republicans. American journalist H.L. Mencken once observed, “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting topics of 2019. Terry Stoops dissects efforts to fix North Carolina’s broken school funding system. Jon Guze highlights North Carolina’s strong state protections against civil asset forfeiture abuse, along with proposals to ensure that local…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2019
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    Analysis of the latest Obamacare court ruling

    Robert VerBruggen writes at National Review Online about the latest court to consider the Affordable Care Act’s future. The main takeaway is that the court punted on the key issue, and the case will probably continue for a long time before it’s finally resolved. … … When Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    No constitutional right to a homeless camp

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online questions a recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court just ensured that the nation’s homelessness crisis will continue. The court declined to take up an appeal of a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, covering the western…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC leaders’ defense of their controversial Silent Sam deal. The Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. Appeals Court ruling that should help block court orders involving state budget decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that a three-judge panel has accepted North Carolina’s new congressional election map, the state’s redistricting battles are at least temporarily over. Rick Henderson assesses the impact of new election maps for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019