Constitutional Law (page 6)

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    Harvard Makes Dubious Claims in Defending Race-Based Admissions

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights Harvard’s inconsistent arguments in favor of its disputed admissions process. Harvard University this week urged the Supreme Court to reject a challenge to its affirmative action policies, but its brief is more likely to aggravate the conservative majority than pacify…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the return of live music performances. Andy Jackson’s CJ Opinion explains why unnecessarily delaying elections denies voting rights. Jessica Thompson’s CJ Opinion explains why her clients are still fighting Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 executive orders.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2021
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    Court packing isn’t the only left-wing threat to the federal judiciary

    Pete Hutchison and Michael O’Neill write for Real Clear Policy about the political left’s attack on the judiciary. The American justice system is the envy of free people around the world. So why is the Progressive Left so hell-bent to undermine it? From the U. S. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2021
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    The ‘cussin’ cheerleader’ case could have major implications

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explains how one angry cheerleader could end up influencing free-speech law. Brandi Levy was at a convenience store called Cocoa Hut when she posted a Snapchat that would land her in the Supreme Court. The rising sophomore wanted to broadcast her…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online about a distiller’s battle with N.C. regulators over online sales. John Hood’s CJ Opinion argues that too many workers are sidelined. Terry Stoops’ CJ Opinion highlights a win for the N.C. Constitution in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2021
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    Democratic activists target activist Democratic justice

    John McCormack explains at National Review Online that one particular U.S. Supreme Curt justice is attracting attention from the political left. Politico reports that Democratic activists are ramping up pressure on liberal 82-year-old Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire while Democrats control the Senate. The campaign from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Supreme Court order boosts religious liberty

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist highlights an important ruling from the nation’s highest court. On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
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    Biden yesterday versus Biden today on court packing

    Nick Arama of RedState.com wonders which Joe Biden we should believe on the issue of packing the U.S. Supreme Court. Joe Biden announced he was signing an executive order creating a “bipartisan” commission to explore ‘reforming’ the Supreme Court. … … [T]he commission would be looking at all…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021