Courts (page 2)

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    RBG and Democrats’ election hopes

    Editors at Issues and Insights ponder one possible 2020 election scenario involving Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has in recent years become the most beloved luminary serving in government to rank-and-file, left-leaning Democrats, even gaining a trendy new nickname,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    Guze Comments on JLF Amicus Brief for Workers’ Rights Court Case

    This week, the John Locke Foundation, along with 12 other American policy groups, submitted a joint amicus brief in support of The Buckeye Institute’s case Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine (AFUM). The groups joining the Locke Foundation to file the brief include Americans for Tax Reform, the…
    Brenee Goforth, February 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    JLF joins groups supporting nationally important workers’ rights case

    The John Locke Foundation and 12 other public policy organizations across the nation are joining forces to support a nationally significant court case promoting workers’ rights. These 13 groups are among a total of 22 organizations supporting the case for protecting workers’ freedom. The 13 organizations all have signed…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    Who Controls Education in N.C.? Everyone and No One

    In the wake of the WestEd report and the following Leandro consent order, questions are circling about what changes will be required in North Carolina’s education system. One question people should be asking, though, is “who will be held accountable for implementing those changes?” JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops…
    Brenee Goforth, February 6, 2020
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    Appeals Court orders new trial for defendant in police shootout because of prosecutor’s comments

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in the case of a man convicted in connection with his role in a Kannapolis police shootout. The court’s majority judges agreed that a prosecutor violated defendant Brandon Scott Goins’ constitutional rights. During her…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2020
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    Hog Farm Odor Lawsuit: Bladen Journal quotes JLF’s Dr. van der Vaart

    Recently, a panel of judges in Richmond, Virginia heard oral arguments in the case, Joyce McKiver, et. al. v. Murphy-Brown, LLC. As Alan Wooten explains in his recent Bladen Journal article, the case is a compilation of hog nuisance lawsuits in North Carolina. The way the court rules could…
    Brenee Goforth, February 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. hemp farmers face uncertainty about the impact of new federal regulations. The Daily Journal explains how two recent court cases highlight the importance of upcoming races for N.C. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2020