Constitutional Law (page 7)

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    Revisiting Forrest McDonald’s Jefferson Lecture in praise of the Constitution

    In the office, Bob Luebke and I got into a recent discussion on the late historian Forrest McDonald (1927-2016). McDonald was a professor who spent much of his time at the University of Alabama and wrote extensively on early America and its founding. Luebke mentioned the…
    Ray Nothstine, April 5, 2021
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    Critic calls court’s justices ‘cowards, crooks, or compromised’

    Andrew Coy offers American Thinker readers a withering critique of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent inaction on multiple election-related controversies. Cowards, crooks, or compromised seems to be the only way to explain the decision-making of the United States Supreme Court. The Court’s unwillingness to make any decisions regarding…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2021
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    Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit against Gov. Cooper moves forward

    Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports: Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
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    Congress is passing the buck

    Peter Wallison asks at National Review Online why Congress continues to give away its constitutional powers. If he were alive today, James Madison would probably be most surprised and dismayed by one feature of today’s government — the willingness of Congress to cede its unique constitutional authorities to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2021
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    Reminder: judge found that NC State Board of Elections violated 14th Amendment

    With NC State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell’s appearance before the NC Senate Elections and Redistricting committee yesterday, this is a good time to remember that a federal judge found that she had violated the Equal Protection Clause of…
    Andy Jackson, March 24, 2021
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    Thomas is the tops among conservative justices

    You wouldn’t know it from the press coverage surrounding him, but Clarence Thomas has the highest rate of favorability among sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices. That’s according to a new Economist/YouGov poll. Not only is Thomas the justice for whom the highest percentage of those surveyed have an opinion…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2021
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    Chinese dissidents fight donor disclosure

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon explains why opponents of the communist Chinese government are taking an argument to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chinese dissidents are urging the Supreme Court to strike down a California law aimed at cracking down on nonprofits and dark money groups, saying…
    Mitch Kokai, March 10, 2021
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    Will North Carolina join the growing constitutional carry crowd?

    The General Assembly has two firearm bills on the calendar for March 9. H.B. 48 and H.B. 49 should pass the House on March 10. In the interest of public safety, H.B. 48 gives certain trained medical first responders…
    Ray Nothstine, March 9, 2021