Courts

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    Federal judges’ war on Trump

    David French of National Review Online describes the ongoing conflict between “lawless” federal judges and the Trump administration. It’s déjà vu all over again. A federal judge has blocked a lawful Trump-administration policy, essentially enshrining the Obama administration’s policy choices in social-justice granite. The practical result is a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    Obamacare: Still unpopular after all these years

    David Catron of the American Spectator highlights poll results linked to the recent court ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. One day after Nancy Pelosi and her modest but all too real Democratic majority in the House of Representatives voted to interfere in Texas v. United States,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s surprise resignation and her plans to dismantle Silent Sam’s pedestal. The Daily Journal highlights N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin’s recent plea for colleagues to favor the rule of law over…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    CJ reports: Why hasn’t governor sued legislature over Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund?

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: If Gov. Roy Cooper felt so strongly he had legal authority to create the unusual $57.8 million Atlantic Coast Pipeline mitigation fund, then why didn’t he sue to prevent the General Assembly from commandeering the money? “That’s a good question. I don’t know,” said…
    Anna Manning, January 7, 2019
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    CJ update: Harris will get court hearing to consider request to be certified winner in 9th District

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: Republican Rep-elect Mark Harris will get his day in court. Thursday, Jan. 3, he filed a petition in Wake County Superior Court seeking to declare him the victor in the 9th U.S. Congressional District election. Harris cites a recent precedent by the same…
    Anna Manning, January 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that Mark Harris will get a chance to argue in court that he should be declared winner of North Carolina’s 9th District congressional election. John Trump’s Daily Journal reminds us that words matter.
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Trump and the judiciary

    Ken Klukowski explains in a Breitbart column why 2019 could lead to even greater impact from President Trump on the American federal judiciary. President Donald Trump has had as much impact on the third branch of government in two years as most presidents have in two full terms,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2019