Courts

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    Washington Examiner lauds the Senate leader

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight one reason to praise U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell. When it comes to achieving confirmation of conservative judges, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has good reason to be “tooting [his] own horn.” The Kentucky Republican admitted that’s what he was doing when…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Even political junkies might know little about N.C. elections beyond the races for president, governor, and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson analyzes recent developments in other important statewide races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses learning loss among public school students tied…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    Senate leader cites concerns about Supreme Court’s decision on N.C. ballot rules

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the extension of North Carolina’s absentee ballot deadline, the top officer in the state Senate is responding. The high court officially closed the door today on N.C. legislators’ legal appeals, with a 5-3 decision in the case called Berger…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Fear of Barrett is really fear of the Constitution

    David Harsanyi explores at National Review Online leftists’ fears of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Nothing threatens the progressive project more than the existence of a Supreme Court that adheres to the Constitution. It’s really that simple. That’s what the tantrum over Justice Amy Coney…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Kavanaugh as the high court’s key vote

    Jason Richwine writes for National Review Online about the pivotal role of one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest members. If Justice Barrett votes as her mentor Justice Scalia did, she will be part of an ascendant conservative majority on the Supreme Court. What kinds of decisions can…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. local governments pushing back against Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for local action enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. Carolina Journal Online also reports on the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting Republicans’ attempt to restore the Nov. 6 deadline for counting absentee ballots in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Marshall never would have served on the Supreme Court under Schumer’s rules

    Noemie Emery of the Washington Examiner reminds us about an importance piece of U.S. Supreme Court history. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., seems to have been in a strange frame of mind since Donald Trump nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court late in September.
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s work to save the State Health Plan. The Daily Journal highlights numbers that could help voters spot differences between the candidates for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020