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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a three-judge panel’s decision is expected soon in the battle over N.C. legislative election districts. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper should exercise some leadership in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline debate.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessments of a proposal to switch from judicial elections to a merit selection process. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights craft alcohol producers’ positive reaction to the new federal tax law.
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2018
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    The University of Chicago Law Review Has Published a Special “In Memoriam” Edition Devoted to Justice Scalia

    Volume 84 Special Issue: Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016) is available online, and it’s well worth a look. Here’s the Table of Contents: Some Reflections on Justice Scalia Lillian R. BeVier Justice Scalia: Constitutional Conservative Noel J. Francisco…
    Jon Guze, December 28, 2017
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    Appeals Court overrules Currituck’s decision to block a solar farm

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed Currituck County’s decision to block a solar farm on the former Goose Creek golf course. The ruling allows property owner Currituck Sunshine Farm and solar farm developer Ecoplexus to proceed with plans for a project to be used…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert assessments of a lawsuit challenging the cancellation of 2018 judicial primaries in North Carolina. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal pans N.C. State University’s efforts to promote diverse viewpoints on campus.
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s rare for a school Parent-Teacher Association to get involved in politics. That’s why Terry Stoops paid attention when a Wake County PTA entered the political debate over N.C. elementary school class sizes. Stoops shares his assessment during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017
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    A special counsel for the special counsel

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner reports on one novel approach to concerns about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with American politics. President Trump is pushing for the creation of a new special counsel to oversee the work of the special counsel dealing with Russia’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2017
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    About That Democratic Majority on the NC Supreme Court

    Are we seeing an impact in court rulings since North Carolina voters gave Democrats a 4-3 partisan majority on the N.C. Supreme Court? Mitch Kokai analyzes the data…and you may be surprised by what he found. The last batch of N.C. Supreme Court opinions for 2017 confirms what court…
    Donna Martinez, December 12, 2017