Courts (page 3)

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    Court packing isn’t the only left-wing threat to the federal judiciary

    Pete Hutchison and Michael O’Neill write for Real Clear Policy about the political left’s attack on the judiciary. The American justice system is the envy of free people around the world. So why is the Progressive Left so hell-bent to undermine it? From the U. S. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2021
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    Unanimous Appeals Court gives property owner mixed news in fight with Apex

    A property owner fighting with the town of Apex over an illegally installed sewer line got mixed news this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals. The unanimous three-judge appellate panel will not force Apex to remove the sewer line on Beverly Rubin’s property. But the court agrees that…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Wake County Democratic legislator’s misguided assessment of Opportunity Scholarships. The latest CJ Opinion focuses on unusual circumstances linked to the N.C. Supreme Court’s latest 4-3 split.
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2021
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    Another bill targets collusive lawsuit settlements

    Carolina Journal Online highlights the latest attempt to target collusive lawsuit settlements involving North Carolina’s attorney general. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation senior fellow in legal studies, explains why it’s a good idea for state lawmakers to address the issue: Collusive settlements are a huge problem, and not just…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    The ‘cussin’ cheerleader’ case could have major implications

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explains how one angry cheerleader could end up influencing free-speech law. Brandi Levy was at a convenience store called Cocoa Hut when she posted a Snapchat that would land her in the Supreme Court. The rising sophomore wanted to broadcast her…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    Democratic activists target activist Democratic justice

    John McCormack explains at National Review Online that one particular U.S. Supreme Curt justice is attracting attention from the political left. Politico reports that Democratic activists are ramping up pressure on liberal 82-year-old Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire while Democrats control the Senate. The campaign from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    President Biden Targets the Second Amendment

    President Biden says gun violence is a public health epidemic, and that his plans to address it are all about gun safety, not gun control. To get there, he’s proposed numerous executive actions, including the imposition of what are called “red flag laws.” This is from the White House…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2021
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    Supreme Court order boosts religious liberty

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist highlights an important ruling from the nation’s highest court. On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021