Courts (page 119)

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    New N.C. Court of Appeals opinions

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a trial-court ruling in a controversial case involving Winston-Salem police. The appellate judges agreed with police officers that transcripts in their personnel files should not be disclosed as requested by the Silk Plant Forest Review Committee. Winston-Salem City Council had formed that group…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    Free-speech defender explains his fight against campaign finance restrictions

    It’s likely that you’ve never heard of James Bopp Jr., but you’ve likely heard of the results of his legal work. A Bloomberg Businessweek profile documents his “three-decade-long crusade to eliminate restrictions on political contributions.” Over the years, Bopp has filed numerous lawsuits in state and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    TIME takes sides in North Carolina’s ‘preschool wars’

    Oh, those heartless Republicans. They don’t 4-year-olds to get their government-run academic prekindergarten services in North Carolina. That’s the message TIME sends with its coverage of the recent constitutional squabble over funding for the former “More At Four” program. I guess it would be hard to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    Supreme Court ‘term of the decade’?

    Law professor Jonathan Adler suggests in a new National Review Online column that the new U.S. Supreme Court term that begins today could be one of the most important in memory. When the Court adjourned in June, it had already agreed to hear a…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2011
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    Natural law and constitutional jurisprudence

    Ask Texas government professor J. Budziszewski for a definition of “natural law,” and he might give you seven. His answer depends on the context in which the question is asked. Budziszewski offered all seven definitions and explained the links between natural law and our nation’s governance during a presentation this…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Rutherford County charter school’s court victory in a funding dispute with the local school system. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that Gov, Beverly Perdue’s real problem is not a desire to suspend congressional elections.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Supremes to rule on ObamaCare before 2012 election?

    Philip Klein‘s latest Washington Examiner article focuses on the timetable for the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of the legal challenges to the federal health care reform law. Last month, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the requirement that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    The Pentagon’s sexual assault policy misfire

    Sexual assault is a serious issue in both the military as well as society in general. A politically-correct rewrite of the military’s regulations on sexual assault offers a model of how not to address the issue. As McClatchy’s Michael Doyle and Marisa Taylor report: Six years ago, Congress tried…
    Michael Lowrey, September 21, 2011