Courts (page 119)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. about his role in creating the N.C. Actual Innocence Commission. Michael Lowrey’s guest Daily Journal explores Charlotte’s “collectivist class.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2012
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    New at CJO: Nutrition blogger alleges free speech violation in suit against state

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Charlotte-area nutrition blogger’s lawsuit against a state agency over free speech concerns.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports on a lawsuit involving Emerald Isle beachfront property that could have national implications. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines ideas for improving North Carolina’s mediocre system of public education.
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2012
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    Shifting 16-year-old offenders from adult courts to the juvenile system

    North Carolina is one of only two states that send all 16-year-old offenders to adult courts, rather than the juvenile justice system. State lawmakers are considering a proposal to shift those charged with misdemeanors away from the adult court system. They heard some support for the cause today during the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    Businessweek examines Scalia’s recent record

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek probes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia‘s approach to oral arguments during the course of the Obama administration. In the January EPA case, Scalia directed his fire at Justice Department lawyer Malcolm Stewart, who was defending the agency’s use of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a new John Locke Foundation report that urges North Carolina policymakers to shift most 16-year-old offenders from the adult court system to the juvenile system. The lead researcher will discuss his report at noon today during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    New JLF report urges lawmakers to consider moving 16-year-old offenders to the juvenile justice system

    Two Texas-based criminal justice experts make the case in a new John Locke Foundation report that most 16-year-old offenders should face the juvenile justice system, rather than adult courts. North Carolina is one of only two states that send all 16-year-olds to the adult court system. Unlike the other state…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2012
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    N.C. Court of Appeals sides with N.C. DOT in dispute involving Winston-Salem loop road

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a lower court’s ruling favoring the N.C. Department of Transportation in a battle over the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. The ruling denies property owners’ attempt to pursue a class-action suit against DOT in connection with the road. In…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2012