Courts

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a law in North Carolina blocking corporations from giving members legal advice. The Daily Journal explains how upcoming N.C. Supreme Court decisions could help people make decisions in the state’s 2020 elections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    Another Conservative Judge Is Deemed “Unqualified” by the ABA

    The American Bar Association (ABA) has been known to give conservative judges lower ratings than liberal judges. That truth was prominently on display last week when the ABA issued a letter to the Senate Judicial Committee holding that Lawrence VanDyke is “not qualified” to serve on the United…
    Brenee Goforth, November 8, 2019
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    N.C. Supreme Court allows Blackbeard fight to continue

    In a 5-2 ruling, the N.C. Supreme Court is allowing portions of a Blackbeard-related lawsuit to proceed against state government. The suit involves a contractual dispute over media rights linked to recovery and use of artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, as well as search permits for an…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    Senator makes bizarre argument against originalist judicial nominee

    Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a disturbing statement from U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) attacked a judicial nominee Wednesday, charging that he would rule against suffrage for blacks and women if a hypothetical U.S. Constitution banned them from voting.
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports that a key document in North Carolina’s long-running school funding legal dispute remains a secret to some decision makers. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why now is the time to lock in election redistricting reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Supporters of the N.C. Department of Transportation are urging state lawmakers to devote more money to highway projects. They contend unusual weather events and settlements related to the Map Act have eaten into DOT’s funding sources. Joseph Coletti assesses their claims for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2019
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    Warren’s regulatory creation to face Supreme Court scrutiny

    Melissa Quinn reports for the Washington Examiner on a U.S. Supreme Court case with ties to Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren. The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a dispute over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a case that could dramatically scale back…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    Justice Thomas on judicial oversight of the administrative state

    Myron Magnet explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas disagrees with court precedents linked to the growing administrative state. The Supreme Court, Thomas grumbled in the first of a series of 2015 administrative state opinions, has “overseen and sanctioned the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019