Courts (page 2)

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    Trump’s judicial appointments rolling along

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller offers a progress report on President Trump’s federal judicial appointments. The Senate is processing President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees at an impressive clip. This week is perhaps the high-water mark of the GOP’s judicial confirmation operation, an aggressive effort to pack the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 3, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the “special master” named to help with the potential judicial rewrite of North Carolina’s state House and Senate election maps. CJ Online also reports on reaction from top legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal notes problems linked to widespread…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2017
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    Forbes urges Supremes to stay away from partisan redistricting standard

    Steve Forbes explains in a Forbes magazine column why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court should reject the plaintiffs’ arguments in a Wisconsin redistricting case. Wisconsin Democrats complain that the percentage of seats the GOP wins in legislative races exceeds the percentage of the total votes their candidates…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the highlights of an Institute of Political Leadership debate over teacher pay. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal recaps various changes N.C. lawmakers are considering when it comes to the way judges are selected in the state.
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
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    Cost savings tied to ending the ‘sue-and-settle’ scheme

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner tallies taxpayer benefits tied to ending a controversial practice of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A practice known as “sue and settle” used by the Environmental Protection Agency to enact controversial regulations cost taxpayers $69 billion since 2005 and has an annual…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is betting millions of dollars on the viability of a passenger-only ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Rick Henderson analyzes the proposal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders questions N.C. lawmakers’ decision to extend the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state Supreme Court order delaying a shift of power from the N.C. State Board of Education to the state school superintendent. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal questions the use of targeted incentives to pursue Amazon’s new headquarters.
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017
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    Kagan believes high court thinks more like Scalia than Breyer

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports on an interesting observation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court is by-and-large a textualist court, having adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial reasoning. At the Chicago-Kent College…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017