Courts

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    Critic calls court’s justices ‘cowards, crooks, or compromised’

    Andrew Coy offers American Thinker readers a withering critique of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent inaction on multiple election-related controversies. Cowards, crooks, or compromised seems to be the only way to explain the decision-making of the United States Supreme Court. The Court’s unwillingness to make any decisions regarding…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2021
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    “Once everyone has had full and fair opportunity to be considered, you pick on the merits.”

    The idea of race-blind justice isn’t very popular these days, but Judge James C. Ho made a compelling case for it in recent testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Judge Ho was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by Donald Trump in 2017,…
    Jon Guze, March 27, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest push to promote a community college in western North Carolina. The latest CJ Opinion highlights a high-profile murder case that offers clues about partisan divisions on the N.C. Supreme Court.  …
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2021
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    Long-time federal judge blasts media bias

    Josh Gerstein writes for Politico about an unusual opinion from a long-serving U.S. appellate judge. A federal appeals court judge issued an extraordinary opinion Friday attacking partisan bias in the news media, lamenting the treatment of conservatives in American society and calling for the Supreme Court to overturn…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2021
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    Thomas is the tops among conservative justices

    You wouldn’t know it from the press coverage surrounding him, but Clarence Thomas has the highest rate of favorability among sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices. That’s according to a new Economist/YouGov poll. Not only is Thomas the justice for whom the highest percentage of those surveyed have an opinion…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2021
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    Cheri Beasley Reportedly Running for Senate

    The News & Observer reported today that former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley will likely be running for the Richard Burr’s Senate seat. Richard Burr will not be running for election, which will leave his seat up for grabs in 2022. the N&O‘s Brian Murphy reports:…
    Brenee Goforth, March 18, 2021
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    Elias gets dinged for his dubious election efforts

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights bad news for the Democrats’ top election lawyer. The Democratic Party’s top election lawyer was sanctioned by a federal appeals court Friday for intentionally drawing out a Texas election dispute. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Perkins Coie…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the latest developments in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school-funding lawsuit. John Hood’s latest CJ Opinion argues the state’s liquor business should be private.
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2021