Courts

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    Gorsuch issues warning about Supreme Court unlimited by Constitution

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner reports a recent assessment from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Justice Neil Gorsuch is firing back at the critics of his judicial philosophy, some of whom sit alongside him on the Supreme Court, who believe the Constitution should be interpreted differently…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Democrats divide on Kavanaugh

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon writes about Democratic presidential candidates’ division over potential impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The latest issue dividing Democratic moderates from the party’s progressive wing is whether to press for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Against federal court packing

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts a high-profile columnist’s recommendations for the future of the federal judiciary. Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times has written a brief for federal court-packing — not only of the Supreme Court but of the federal judiciary at large — a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Soros and the campaign against Trump judicial nominations

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon looks into the funding sources of groups attacking President Trump’s judicial nominations. A “dark money” group that was established to push back against the judicial nominations of President Donald Trump, and which was at the forefront of the battle against Justice…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2019
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    Things could always be worse!

    Last week, CTV reported that, “The Federal Court has ordered Air Canada to pay a total of $21,000 to two francophones for repeated violations of their language rights including seatbelts on which the instruction to “lift” the buckle was marked only in English.” From the CTV story: Michel Thibodeau…
    Jon Guze, September 6, 2019
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    Maps detail redistricting ruling’s potential impact

    A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel’s ruling Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Common Cause v. Lewis will force the N.C. General Assembly to redraw state House and Senate election maps. The decision will affect House districts in 28 counties and Senate districts in 21 counties. The court order says…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    Gorsuch on the separation of powers

    National Review Online excerpts U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch‘s forthcoming book to focus on the importance of constitutional separation of powers. The separation of powers and its role in protecting individual liberty and the rule of law can sound pretty abstract. I confess it seemed that way…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Redistricting decision won’t prevent future gerrymandering disputes, experts say

    A North Carolina court recently struck down the state’s highly partisan House and Senate election maps, but according to the latest article by Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis, the court’s ruling may not keep gerrymandering at bay. At least not for long. Travis writes: Tuesday, Sept. 3, a three-judge Superior Court…
    Brenee Goforth, September 5, 2019