Courts

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    Wall fight in the Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller writes about the U.S. Supreme Court’s involvement in the political battle over a southern border wall. Environmental groups and House Democrats urged the Supreme Court not to disturb a lower court order blocking the reallocation of military funds for border wall projects.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    Kavanaugh and his enemies

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights a new book that focuses on the fractious confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Democratic opposition to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court was as determined as it was ham-fisted. Framing fresh reporting with intelligent analysis, authors…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on highlights from the third day of North Carolina’s partisan gerrymandering trial. John Trump’s Daily Journal assesses the General Assembly’s recent alcohol regulation reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2019
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    Liberal judicial nominees remain secret

    Zach Faria of the Washington Free Beacon reports that Democratic presidential candidates remain tight-lipped about potential U.S. Supreme Court appointments. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) told NPR that she would not reveal the names of her potential judicial nominees unless she won the presidency. “I think that you…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    CJ Reports: First day of redistricting trial raises questions about court’s role in the matter

    Opening testimony for Common Cause v. Lewis began this week, according to an article by Kari Travis in Carolina Journal. Travis describes Common Cause v. Lewis as a: partisan redistricting lawsuit launched last year by Common Cause NC, the N.C. Democratic Party, and a handful of individual plaintiffs. Republicans violated the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 16, 2019
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    Solar case prompts interesting ruling about political activity

    A three-judge N.C. Court of Appeals panel ruled this morning in favor of Lincoln County property owners who want a county permit that would enable them to build a solar energy facility. Judges ruled that county commissioners should have granted the permit. While all three judges agreed on the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the first day of testimony in North Carolina’s latest partisan gerrymandering trial. Lindsay Marchello reports on legislation that would block people from holding mobile phones while driving. The Daily Journal highlights a new report that urges policymakers to focus…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Common Cause v. Lewis partisan gerrymandering case challenging N.C. legislative election districts. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s Medicaid expansion demand won’t work.
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019