Constitutional Law (page 4)

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    Voting Rights Act Fuels Biden’s Attack on Georgia Voting Law

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist explains how the Voting Rights Act plays into the Biden administration’s challenge against Georgia’s new voting law. On Friday, the Biden administration filed suit against Georgia, challenging numerous aspects of the state’s Election Integrity Act of 2021. While many of the allegations contained…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2021
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    Alito Loses Patience with Supreme Court Colleagues

    John Kruzel writes for The Hill about one U.S. Supreme Court justice’s apparent frustration. Justice Samuel Alito has drawn attention for his fiery criticism of Supreme Court rulings, with some court watchers especially struck by the degree of barely concealed hostility he directed at fellow conservative justices. Alito…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2021
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    Don’t Rely on Supreme Court to ‘Save’ Conservatism

    Josh Hammer writes for the New York Post that conservatives have focused too much attention on the U.S. Supreme Court. For decades, conservatives have sought to regain lost culture-war ground through judicial nominations, with GOP voters consistently rating the Supreme Court a higher priority than do Democrats. As…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state Senate’s new budget plan. A new CJ Opinion explores a 4-3 state Supreme Court decision involving a speeding driver relying on a legal technicality to escape punishment. Joshua Peters writes about what Juneteenth should mean to America.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2021
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    Lawsuits Challenge Race-Based Bailouts in COVID Stimulus Plan

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a legal challenge for federal COVID-19 relief measures. Conservative legal groups are challenging the racially driven repayment programs Democrats included in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief act. The American Rescue Plan Act includes billions of dollars in direct payments and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2021
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    Supreme Court punts on controversial Harvard admissions case

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest developments in the case of prospective Asian-American students challenging Harvard’s admissions policies in court. The Supreme Court on Monday delayed deciding whether it will hear a constitutional challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices, which urges the justices to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2021
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    Breyer’s Exit Could Lead to a More Conservative Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explores the potential consequences of liberal Justice Stephen Breyer leaving the U.S. Supreme Court. The recent left-wing push for Justice Stephen Breyer to retire in favor of a younger liberal justice is likely to make the Supreme Court more conservative, at…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021
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    California Ruling Gives Supreme Court Good Reason to Address Gun Rights

    Mark Overstreet explains in a Federalist column how a recent court ruling from California could have an impact on Second Amendment law. Last week, in Miller v. Bonta, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” such as the ubiquitous AR-15, as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021