Courts (page 212)

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    New at CJO: State budget deal and recap of key players in Easley investigation

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report offers details about the state budget deal N.C. House and Senate leaders unveiled today. Don Carrington’s latest report documents that the end of the federal criminal investigation into former Gov. Mike Easley leaves several Easley allies legally unscathed.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2011
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    Boycott Manning’s Kangaroo Court

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding.  Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.”  But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist,…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2011
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    Twists and turns in ObamaCare court action

    The Washington Examiner reports that any expectation of a speedy resolution to the various federal lawsuits challenging the federal health care law may be dashed. The three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (all Democrat appointees) reviewing the case filed by the state of Virginia has…
    Rick Henderson, May 24, 2011
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    York says U.S. Senate Republicans have learned from their Democratic counterparts

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article explores the filibuster that killed an appellate court nomination for Berkley law professor Goodwin Liu. Liu’s nomination was blocked by a Republican filibuster Thursday — the first successful filibuster against a judicial nominee since Democrats stopped all 10…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    If you missed it late Tuesday afternoon, be sure to check out Rick Henderson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report on the sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House version of a bill targeting terminal makes more sense…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: Poole sentenced to prison time, fine

    Rick Henderson recaps the federal sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole at Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Why the extra day?

    Initial reports indicate that former top Easley aide Ruffin Poole has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, along with a $30,000 fine. Why the extra day? If I remember correctly, the only way he can get time off for good behavior is if…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Appeals court rules against Greensboro in annexation dispute

    Four property owners fighting an annexation attempt from Greensboro won a battle this morning in the N.C. Court of Appeals. A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial-court ruling that property owners Lyle Cunningham, Walter Penrod, Thomas Mellinger, and Ronald Powell are able to withdraw their consent from an annexation agreement…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011