Courts (page 3)

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    Trump thinks he’ll get three more Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on President Trump’s reported expectations for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices before the 2020 presidential election, he reportedly told aides. The president believes Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Scalia’s rhetorical skills remembered

    Mona Charen devotes a National Review Online column to a new collection of speeches from the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Antonin Scalia was not just a great stylist for a jurist, he was a great writer for a writer. Most of his work though, obviously,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a recent interview with constitutional analyst Ilya Shapiro of the libertarian Cato Institute. He highlights key developments from the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest term and looks ahead to big cases in the year ahead. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal focuses on college campus rules that…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    McConnell and the slow pace of judicial confirmations

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to the current slow pace of federal judicial confirmations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to assuage the concerns that conservative activists have raised as late regarding the languid pace of judicial…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    A legal revolt against Trump

    Josh Blackman writes at National Review Online about a battle against the president that’s playing out in the nation’s courts. Refusing to accept the outcome of the election, progressive legal groups rallied around a hashtag that soon became a movement: #Resist. The New York Times reported that advocacy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a debate this week that focused on public school construction costs. The Daily Journal highlights a federal judicial nominee’s take on recent court rulings involving redistricting and race.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    Law could pave way for judicial retention elections

    Dan Way reports the potential implications of Senate Bill 656, which lawmakers approved and sent Thursday to Gov. Roy Cooper. Senate Republicans sent strong signals with Thursday’s passage of the Electoral Freedom Act of 2017 that they may still scrap judicial elections in exchange for some form of merit…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a meeting designed to streamline future UNC system Board of Governors meetings. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal offers tips for keeping politics out of judicial redistricting.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2017