Courts

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    The Espinoza ruling and educational freedom

    Neal McCluskey argues in a Washington Examiner column that there’s more to educational freedom than winning the Espinoza case in the U.S. Supreme Court. School choice advocates are in pretty good moods right now. The Supreme Court ruled that if a state has a school choice program, it…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    An imaginary defense from the chief justice

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online puts words in Chief Justice John Roberts’ mouth. I know that some of you are calling attention to how, when the liberals have five votes without me, I sometimes let forth a mighty roar denouncing the irreparable harm to our constitutional fabric,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    National Review editors say good riddance to Blaine Amendments

    Editors at National Review Online praise a U.S. Supreme Court ruling with significant implications for school choice. It took a century and a half, but the Supreme Court finally rejected the Blaine amendments. The Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a victory for religious…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Forest v. Cooper officially filed

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper. The Republican Forest and the Democrat Cooper face each other in the 2020 gubernatorial election. This action is about the rule of law. That the chief executive must follow the law is as old as the idea…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    National Review editors take aim at the chief justice

    Editors at National Review Online share their displeasure about U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts‘ recent rulings. The Constitution does not prohibit Louisiana from requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in hospitals near where they operate. We know this fact from reading it; from the debates over the ratification…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a big win to school choice supporters. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should say no to targeted tax breaks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Supreme Court has another chance to address Second Amendment issues

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the U.S. Supreme Court’s next opportunity to address gun-rights issues. In 2013, Lori Rodriguez called San Jose police to her home because her husband was having a mental health crisis and making violent threats. Seven years later, she is petitioning…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal that online information about COVID-19 testing often differs from N.C. government guidelines. The Daily Journal credits one N.C. judge who recognizes the importance of sticking to the limits of his job.
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2020