Constitutional Law (page 7)

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    A case that could clarify Second Amendment rights

    Mark Overstreet writes for the Federalist about a case that could help clarify constitutional gun rights. In April, in Worman v. Healey, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, upheld Massachusetts’ ban on…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on constitutional questions surrounding North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding dispute. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains how congressional Democrats are trying to take away North Carolina’s health care flexibility.
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    Senator makes bizarre argument against originalist judicial nominee

    Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a disturbing statement from U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) attacked a judicial nominee Wednesday, charging that he would rule against suffrage for blacks and women if a hypothetical U.S. Constitution banned them from voting.
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    Scary times for the First Amendment

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights disturbing survey data involving support for basic constitutional rights. A majority of Americans believe the First Amendment should be rewritten and are willing to crack down on free speech, as well as the press, according to a new poll. More…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Supporters of the N.C. Department of Transportation are urging state lawmakers to devote more money to highway projects. They contend unusual weather events and settlements related to the Map Act have eaten into DOT’s funding sources. Joseph Coletti assesses their claims for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2019
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    Supreme Court could strike down Obama-era agency

    Ilya Shapiro writes at National Review Online that the nation’s highest court could reject a controversial government agency created during the Obama years. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear what could end up being the most consequential case of the term — in a year where…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2019
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    Warren’s regulatory creation to face Supreme Court scrutiny

    Melissa Quinn reports for the Washington Examiner on a U.S. Supreme Court case with ties to Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren. The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a dispute over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a case that could dramatically scale back…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    Justice Thomas on judicial oversight of the administrative state

    Myron Magnet explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas disagrees with court precedents linked to the growing administrative state. The Supreme Court, Thomas grumbled in the first of a series of 2015 administrative state opinions, has “overseen and sanctioned the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019