Courts (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The U.S. Supreme Court has added another originalist justice in Amy Coney Barrett. Jon Guze discusses Barrett’s likely impact on the high court during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on public school enrollment in North Carolina. Jay…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican gains in N.C. judicial races. Donald Bryson’s Daily Journal explains that bad ideas have electoral consequences.
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2020
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    Correcting the record about counting votes

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online points to clear errors in coverage of the disputes over counting election ballots. The latest talking point in the election coverage, which I’ve seen or heard in several places, … is that the Supreme Court has validated the mail-in, depot-drop, and ballot-counting…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2020
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    Supreme Court’s challenge with public confidence

    Jeremy Bearman of the Washington Examiner highlights public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is well aware of its weight. Its opinions and dissents and the public appearances of its justices are filled with demonstrations of self-awareness about its power and influence and the perceived…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2020
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    Supreme Court’s potential role in post-election lawsuits

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explores the potential role of the nation’s highest court in resolving election disputes. Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states are likely to play a deciding role in any post-Election Day legal disputes. It’s hard to anticipate just what a post-election legal fight…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2020
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    Marc Elias has his electoral moment

    If election results spawn multiple lawsuits in the days ahead, you’re sure to read the name Marc Elias on more than one occasion. Ryan Mills and Tobias Hoonhout profile the Democratic legal eagle for National Review Online. If the 2020 election ends up a battle in the courts…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2020
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    Appeals Court rules against Wake County government embezzler in retirement dispute

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against former Wake County Register of Deeds Laura Riddick in her fight to maintain government retirement benefits. Riddick pleaded guilty to six counts of embezzling money from Wake County taxpayers. Riddick, who ran Wake’s Register of Deeds…
    Mitch Kokai, November 3, 2020
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    Exploring the political left’s Supreme Court anger

    Jack Butler writes for National Review Online about the source of the political left’s anger toward the U.S. Supreme Court. When Joe Biden finally answered, after several weeks of hemming and hawing, whether he would indulge the recently revived left-wing fantasy of adding justices to the Supreme Court,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 3, 2020