Courts (page 190)

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    Twists and turns in ObamaCare court action

    The Washington Examiner reports that any expectation of a speedy resolution to the various federal lawsuits challenging the federal health care law may be dashed. The three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (all Democrat appointees) reviewing the case filed by the state of Virginia has…
    Rick Henderson, May 24, 2011
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    York says U.S. Senate Republicans have learned from their Democratic counterparts

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article explores the filibuster that killed an appellate court nomination for Berkley law professor Goodwin Liu. Liu’s nomination was blocked by a Republican filibuster Thursday — the first successful filibuster against a judicial nominee since Democrats stopped all 10…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    If you missed it late Tuesday afternoon, be sure to check out Rick Henderson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report on the sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House version of a bill targeting terminal makes more sense…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: Poole sentenced to prison time, fine

    Rick Henderson recaps the federal sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole at Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Why the extra day?

    Initial reports indicate that former top Easley aide Ruffin Poole has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, along with a $30,000 fine. Why the extra day? If I remember correctly, the only way he can get time off for good behavior is if…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Appeals court rules against Greensboro in annexation dispute

    Four property owners fighting an annexation attempt from Greensboro won a battle this morning in the N.C. Court of Appeals. A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial-court ruling that property owners Lyle Cunningham, Walter Penrod, Thomas Mellinger, and Ronald Powell are able to withdraw their consent from an annexation agreement…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    National Review reacts to Mangum’s latest legal woes

    A brief item in National Review’s opening section, “The Week,” notes the recent indictment of Crystal Gail Mangum in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. May she be tried fairly, enjoying all the safeguards of a system that she tried to undermine when she bore false witness five…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Virginia A.G. explains his state’s suits against the federal government

    If you watched with interest as North Carolina Republican legislators filed a brief supporting a lawsuit against ObamaCare — sidestepping Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Attorney General Roy Cooper — you might be interested to read a recent issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Virginia A.G. Ken…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011