Constitutional Law (page 7)

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    Another conservative voice disappointed by Supreme Court’s cake ruling

    Andrew McCarthy explains at National Review Online why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case represents a blow against liberty. One cannot help but be struck by the majority’s reticence from the outset: “Whatever the outcome of some future controversy involving facts similar…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2018
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    A warning about the Supreme Court’s cake ruling

    Robert Tracinski explains in a Federalist column why he is not as excited as many of his ideological allies seem to be when it comes to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cake case. Monday, in a resounding 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed that the government…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2018
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    Supreme Court has yet to rule on other blockbuster cases

    Scratch the Masterpiece Cake case off her list. But Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner highlights other important cases that the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to resolve before wrapping up its work this month. Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone For more than 10 years, the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. House’s vote to approve a new $23.9 billion 2018-19 state General Fund budget. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal ponders prospects for constitutional amendments on the November ballot.
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2018
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    Trump’s tweets and judicial overreach

    Jenna Ellis writes for the Washington Examiner about the judicial overreach displayed in this week’s court decision involving @realDonaldTrump. In a 75-page defense of crazy judicial overreach, a federal court held on Wednesday that President Trump (and anyone else with administrative permissions to his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account) cannot…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    Clearing up the logjam of Trump’s judicial nominees

    Carrie Severino explains for the Washington Examiner a proposal that could speed the process of confirming federal judicial nominees. By insisting on going through the cloture process for nearly every nominee, Democrats have slowed confirmations to a glacial pace. Their plan is to slow the confirmation of qualified…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
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    Reshaping the courts

    Melissa Quinn documents for the Washington Examiner what she labels President Trump’s “stealth victory.” With less than two years under his belt, President Trump has managed to make a substantial imprint on the U.S. judicial system — one that could be felt for decades to come — by…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2018
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    Newest justice might be slowing Supreme Court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner probes Justice Neil Gorsuch’s possible role in slowing the U.S. Supreme Court’s output. [The] Supreme Court is turning its blockbuster docket of cases into a cliffhanger, as it’s been slow to release decisions this year and will likely cram the major cases…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018