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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s brother, a District Court judge, appears to manage businesses in violation of state judicial rules. The Daily Journal highlights a bill that would ensure that excellent math students from low-income families will have access to advanced-level classes.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2018
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    JLF’s Jon Guze in Winston-Salem Journal: Feds’ ‘Equitable Sharing’ Program Turns Innocent Until Proven Guilty On Its Head

    Writing at journalnow.com — the online site of the Winston-Salem Journal, JLF’s Director of Legal Studies, Jon Guze, explains why North Carolina should curtail law enforcement agencies’ participation in a federal program called ‘equitable sharing.’ Jon makes the case that ‘equitable sharing’ turns innocent until proven guilty on its…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2018
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    Superintendent wins court fight with State Board of Education

    A unanimous N.C. Supreme Court sided with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson in his power struggle with the State Board of Education. It’s one of two losses the state board suffered today from the state’s highest court. Learn more details here.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You might not think of a teenager stuffing his face with chocolate cake when you hear the words “targeted tax incentives.” But Joe Coletti does make that mental connection. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes this year’s race for…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2018
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    North Carolina’s Incarceration Rate Remains Comparatively Low

    The Vera Institute has just released a report compiling national prison data for 2017. The report shows that 36,454 people were imprisoned in North Carolina in 2017, 1% more than in 2016. At 355/100,000, North Carolina’s incarceration rate remained signifcantly lower than the national average, which was 457/100,000.
    Jon Guze, June 7, 2018
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    Another conservative voice disappointed by Supreme Court’s cake ruling

    Andrew McCarthy explains at National Review Online why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case represents a blow against liberty. One cannot help but be struck by the majority’s reticence from the outset: “Whatever the outcome of some future controversy involving facts similar…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2018
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    A warning about the Supreme Court’s cake ruling

    Robert Tracinski explains in a Federalist column why he is not as excited as many of his ideological allies seem to be when it comes to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cake case. Monday, in a resounding 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed that the government…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a revealing affidavit in N.C. craft brewers’ legal battle against state regulations. John Hood’s Daily Journal sifts through various polling outfits that will try to shed light on this year’s election trends.
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2018