Courts (page 3)

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    N.C. Appeals Court rules against UNC athletes suing over bogus classes

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a trial court’s ruling against former UNC athletes in a suit against the school. Football player James Arnold (class of 2006) and basketball player Leah Metcalf (class of 2009) contended that their enrollment in “sham courses” in African and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2017
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    Gorsuch and labor law

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner explains why union honchos are watching with concern as Justice Neil Gorsuch joins the U.S. Supreme Court. Organized labor and its allies in the Democratic Party are bracing for a major hit to union power now that Justice Neil Gorsuch…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill designed to shine light on subsidies that state taxpayers and electric ratepayers provide for renewable energy. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why judicial restraint in the face of tyranny is no virtue.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017
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    Intellectual diversity among law school professors

    Jonathan Adler writes for Martin Center about the lack of intellectual diversity among law school faculties. What is notable about the academic debate over originalism is not that such a debate exists, but that so much of the debate is misinformed—misinformed about what originalism does or…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2017
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    The Supreme Court and gun rights

    Kerry Picket of the Daily Caller probes the potential impact of the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice on gun-rights cases. If the Supreme Court becomes the final arbiter of a California concealed carry case, their final decision could represent the court’s decision on potential Second Amendment…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2017
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    Gorsuch prepares

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on preparations U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has made for his new post. The steady stream of petitions and briefs that make up much of a judge’s typical day will not abate for the high court’s newest member,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. House stripped a provision designed to help Smithfield Foods before passing a bill limiting damages linked to hog farm lawsuits. Carolina Journal Online also highlights a new John Locke Foundation report that shows North Carolina continues…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2017
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    Tort Reform for Hog Farmers?

    More than 500 North Carolina plaintiffs are suing Smithfield Foods and other swine farmers for nuisance. In response to this litigation, Reps. Jimmy Dixon, David Lewis, and John Bell have sponsored a bill “to clarify the remedies available in private nuisance actions against agricultural and forestry operations.” House Bill…
    Jon Guze, April 10, 2017