Constitutional Law (page 7)

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    9th Circuit Ruling Is Bad News for AFP, and for Everyone Who Cares about Donor Privacy

    Politico reports: A nonprofit group founded by conservative political megadonors Charles and David Koch must disclose its largest givers to law enforcement authorities in California, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Americans for Prosperity Foundation had argued that the state’s rules requiring filing of…
    Jon Guze, September 12, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. elections board’s fight against a federal subpoena for voting records. The Daily Journal explains that the N.C. Supreme Court has refused to serve as a weapon for pursuing partisan Democratic goals.
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2018
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    Cooper v. Berger et al.

    At the Federalist Society’s Docket Watch blog, Raleigh Attorney Andrew Brown has posted a nice summary of recent litigation over the proposed judicial selection amendment. Here are some excerpts: “A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty.”  So reads Article…
    Jon Guze, September 8, 2018
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    Kavanaugh Confirmation Highlights

    If you were too busy to watch the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings this week, or if you turned them off in disgust, Will Baude has posted several highlights from a surprisingly edifying exchange between Judge Kavanaugh and Sen. Mike Lee: First, there was a colloquy in which Judge…
    Jon Guze, September 7, 2018
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    Who is supposed to collect the ACP payment?

    The $57.8 million payment agreed between Gov. Cooper and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline partners remains in limbo and a new investigative committee will “probe Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” Dan Way writes for Carolina Journal. From committee debate, it appears nobody knows, or will say, whether the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2018
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    Kavanaugh heads to the Senate

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner documents the path Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces as he heads to Capitol Hill in a bid to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Brett Kavanaugh will take the hot seat Tuesday when he heads before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2018
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    LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke Episode 026: The Battle Over Constitutional Amendments

    Episode 26 of the Head Locke podcast is out and features a discussion on the North Carolina constitutional amendments. On Nov. 6, North Carolinians will vote on six constitutional amendments.  Maybe.  Multiple legal challenges to the proposed amendments may keep some of them off the ballot.  Dan Way, associate…
    Anna Manning, August 31, 2018
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    Justice sides with Asian-American students in Harvard complaint

    Kelly Cohen of the Washington Examiner reports an interesting development in a lawsuit involving Harvard admissions. The Justice Department on Thursday filed a statement of interest siding with a group that alleges in a lawsuit that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The group, Students for Fair Admissions,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2018