Courts (page 119)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Has the state government handed pink slips to tens of thousands of public workers, as left-leaning critics of the Republican state budget predicted back in the summer? A recent report from the Office of State Budget and Management suggests the criticism was overblown. You’ll hear highlights from a legislative debate…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the three people connected with Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign who responded this week to criminal indictments. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on freedom of speech and an even more important basic freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Don Carrington offered WTVD analysis of the indictments Monday of a campaign donor and two campaign staffers connected to Gov. Beverly Perdue.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
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    Progressives please decide, more democracy or less

    It seems that progressives cannot decide if they want more democracy or less.  In the early 1900s they wanted more.  With the 1913 17th Amendment, they demanded and got popular election of US senators. Other democratic “reforms” included the recall, referendum and the initiative at the state level. Now former…
    Michael Sanera, November 22, 2011
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    Will the Supreme Court decide that the Commerce Clause means Congress can force us to engage in commerce? Analysis and Prediction

    This George Will column explains the grave constitutional importance of the Obmacare case that will be heard by the Supreme Court. In brief, if the court upholds Obamacare’s individual mandate that forces people to buy health insurance, we will have moved from a limited federal government to one that…
    Michael Sanera, November 21, 2011
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    The Founders reject the “Living Constitution”

    Our friends at What Would the Founders Think compiled this list of quotes by the Founders about the meaning of the Constitution and then compared them to quotes by the leading Progressives who argued for a “Living Constitution.” From the WWFT article: The Founders believed that the Constitution was…
    Michael Sanera, November 21, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about a lawsuit pitting LegalZoom against the North Carolina State Bar. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why giving Gov. Beverly Perdue more power might lead to better fiscal restraint for North Carolina’s budget.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
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    NC: One of the worst states for getting a divorce

    In a ranking of state divorce laws from best (#1) to worst (#51), Bloomberg ranks North Carolina 44th in the nation.  Among Southern states, only South Carolina (49th) has more onerous divorce laws. New Hampshire’s quick and easy – virtually drive-through – divorce process earned it the top spot. …
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011