Courts

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    Next Shoe Drops In the Leandro Education Finance Case

    On Tuesday, January 21, the parties in the decades-old Leandro lawsuit received a court order from Judge David Lee. Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello explains: Lee issued a 34-page order Tuesday, Jan. 21, during a meeting with the parties in the decades-old case. Leandro, a court battle that started in 1994, cemented the…
    Brenee Goforth, January 23, 2020
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    A celebration of Citizens United’s 10th anniversary

    John McCormack of National Review Online honors a milestone anniversary for a significant U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Ten years ago, the Supreme Court overturned portions of a federal law that empowered government to dictate how Americans who were not connected to any candidates and political parties could practice…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest court order in the long-running Leandro school funding court case. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges reforms that would boost access to affordable housing.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    Unanimous Appeals Court panel rejects Common Cause’s challenge of special 2016 legislative session

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a trial court’s ruling against left-0f-center activist group Common Cause’s challenge of laws enacted during a special 2016 legislative session. Most provisions of those laws were designed to restrict the power of incoming Gov. Roy Cooper. Some…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Complications in CON Lawsuit

    Dr. Gajendra Singh, a Winston-Salem surgeon, is suing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) over its Certificate of Need (CON) law related to MRI machines. CON laws require hospitals and other health care facilities to apply for permission slips from the state to expand their services.
    Brenee Goforth, January 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    N.C. Court of Appeals rejects suit claiming public school had constitutional duty to stop student harassment

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against Pitt County elementary school students who argued that ongoing bullying and sexual harassment from classmates stopped them from getting access to a sound education guaranteed by the N.C. Constitution. That decision reversed a lower court, which…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020