Constitutional Law (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that there’s no easy path for a budget veto override in the N.C. Senate. On Constitution Day, Jon Guze’s Daily Journal explains why that founding document was designed to protect the United States when its leaders are poised to do damage.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    How debate in North Carolina ensured the Bill of Rights

    Without North Carolina's debate over the Constitution, it's possible we wouldn't even have a Bill of Rights.
    Jon Sanders, September 16, 2019
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    Maps detail redistricting ruling’s potential impact

    A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel’s ruling Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Common Cause v. Lewis will force the N.C. General Assembly to redraw state House and Senate election maps. The decision will affect House districts in 28 counties and Senate districts in 21 counties. The court order says…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    Gorsuch on the separation of powers

    National Review Online excerpts U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch‘s forthcoming book to focus on the importance of constitutional separation of powers. The separation of powers and its role in protecting individual liberty and the rule of law can sound pretty abstract. I confess it seemed that way…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    First government gun grab ‘since Lexington and Concord’

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist highlights the historical significance of Democrats’ latest pronouncements involving guns. The media should stop using absurdly lazy phrases like “mandatory gun buybacks.” Unless the politician they’re talking about is in the business of selling firearms, it’s impossible for him to “buy back” anything.
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    Progressives and the Constitution

    Jay Cost of National Review Online probes progressives’ attitudes about our nation’s governing document. Last week, conservatives in the Twitterverse had a good chuckle at the expense of MSNBC host Chris Hayes for something he said about the Electoral College on his show. “The weirdest thing about the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Colorado court ruling on faithless electors could have ramifications for N.C.

    This week, Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent federal court ruling which could have implications for elections across the nation. Marchello writes: On Aug. 20, a three-judge panel on the federal appellate court ruled 2-1 against the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office in a case involving faithless…
    Brenee Goforth, August 27, 2019
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    Ginsburg’s health scare influences the political left

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker discusses the impact of recent health news involving U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. [T]he news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for a recurrence of pancreatic cancer has the Left in a tizzy. Should President Trump be able…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2019