Courts

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is betting millions of dollars on the viability of a passenger-only ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Rick Henderson analyzes the proposal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders questions N.C. lawmakers’ decision to extend the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state Supreme Court order delaying a shift of power from the N.C. State Board of Education to the state school superintendent. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal questions the use of targeted incentives to pursue Amazon’s new headquarters.
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017
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    Kagan believes high court thinks more like Scalia than Breyer

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports on an interesting observation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court is by-and-large a textualist court, having adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial reasoning. At the Chicago-Kent College…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Trump thinks he’ll get three more Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on President Trump’s reported expectations for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices before the 2020 presidential election, he reportedly told aides. The president believes Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Scalia’s rhetorical skills remembered

    Mona Charen devotes a National Review Online column to a new collection of speeches from the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Antonin Scalia was not just a great stylist for a jurist, he was a great writer for a writer. Most of his work though, obviously,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a recent interview with constitutional analyst Ilya Shapiro of the libertarian Cato Institute. He highlights key developments from the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest term and looks ahead to big cases in the year ahead. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal focuses on college campus rules that…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    McConnell and the slow pace of judicial confirmations

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to the current slow pace of federal judicial confirmations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to assuage the concerns that conservative activists have raised as late regarding the languid pace of judicial…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    A legal revolt against Trump

    Josh Blackman writes at National Review Online about a battle against the president that’s playing out in the nation’s courts. Refusing to accept the outcome of the election, progressive legal groups rallied around a hashtag that soon became a movement: #Resist. The New York Times reported that advocacy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017