Constitutional Law (page 9)

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    Supreme Court’s division on lockdowns causes concern

    Scott Street writes for the Federalist about potential implications of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Like numerous judges across the country for the past year, some justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear unable to put aside their political views and question the legality of lockdown orders.
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2021
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    Supreme Court history lesson on protests and sedition

    Hadley Arkes reminds Federalist readers of the U.S. Supreme Court’s past consideration of protests and sedition. The truth that dare not speak its name these days is that, with one or two notable exceptions, the ever-praised “demonstration” has always contained in its inner logic the premise—and the threat—that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2021
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    What is HR 1 and why is Speaker Pelosi pushing it?

    You’ve heard about it, but do you really know what HR 1 — the For the People Act — is all about? Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, gives us a succinct explainer on the U.S. House’s plan for inserting the federal government into state election rules.
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio’s last episode

    After almost 18 years on N.C. airwaves, Carolina Journal Radio airs its final program this weekend. Andy Jackson explains how state lawmakers can take steps to prevent state agencies from bypassing N.C. laws through collusive lawsuit settlements. Jordan Roberts offers alternatives to the governor’s preferred policy…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2021
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    Cooper’s latest order includes a lame response to bar’s lawsuit

    Yesterday, Jan. 27, Cooper issued another Executive Order that added a new section of justifications, clearly spurred by the lawsuit.
    Jon Sanders, January 28, 2021
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    Setting up for another Supreme Court fight

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights a pending political battle involving the nation’s highest court. Should the Senate confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general in the coming weeks, the judicial vacancy he leaves could set the stage for the next Supreme Court fight. Garland, whom President Biden…
    Mitch Kokai, January 26, 2021
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    Collusive Settlements: How Friendly ‘Opponents’ Team Up To Overturn Laws

    “Legislators, regardless of party, have an interest in making sure that the laws they pass are not dismantled through collusive lawsuit settlements between executive agencies and like-minded litigants.” From Andy Jackson’s Jan. 19 analysis of election integrity in North Carolina You may not even…
    Donna Martinez, January 20, 2021
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    A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021