Constitutional Law (page 9)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential N.C. impact of a Colorado court ruling dealing with “faithless electors.” The Daily Journal highlights the two N.C. Supreme Court justices most likely to break with the court’s majority this year.
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2019
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    Court strikes down faithless-elector law

    Todd Shepherd of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a court ruling that could influence future presidential elections. A panel of federal judges with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals handed down a 2-1 ruling saying the state of Colorado was wrong in 2016 to force a presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2019
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    Supreme Court threat generates ethics complaint

    From the it-couldn’t-happen-to-a-nicer-guy department: U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse faces a complaint after his recent threat against the U.S. Supreme Court. Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller explains. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has attracted an ethics complaint and vigorous criticism from conservatives after raising the prospect…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers

    Yesterday, Carolina Journal reported N.C. Governor Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would require sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers. According to the story: Cooper vetoed House Bill 370 Wednesday, Aug. 21, the day after it passed the House along party lines, 62-53.  It would have required sheriffs to comply with detention…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
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    Gun-control groups’ quiet campaign to undermine Supreme Court case

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon writes about behind-the-scenes activity linked to a federal gun-control case. Some of the country’s leading gun control groups quietly lobbied earlier this summer for a New York law that loosens restrictions on where legal gun owners can take their firearms in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019
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    Pushing back on the narrative of a conservative Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller challenges the notion that recent additions to the U.S. Supreme Court have solidified a conservative bloc. The Supreme Court’s liberal minority forged winning alliances in unexpected rulings throughout the 2018-2019 term, suggesting the newly entrenched conservative majority is hardly a cohesive unit.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019