Courts (page 3)

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    Appeals Court blunts Raleigh attorney’s Cooper-related complaint against State Bar

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has rejected Raleigh attorney Gene Boyce’s effort to force the State Bar to seek an outside review of a professional misconduct complaint against Gov. Roy Cooper. Among other opinions released this morning: *A unanimous three-judge panel is reversing a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2018
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    Turning around the Ninth Circuit

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner highlights the Trump administration’s opportunity to help reshape one of the nation’s most liberal courts. The death this week of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt gives President Trump the opportunity to boost the number of Republican-appointed judges on the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2018
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    Playing hardball with the special counsel

    George Perry uses a Federalist column to offer some free legal advice to the Trump administration as it deals with special counsel Robert Mueller. [I]n those few instances where the prosecutor appeared to be on a mission to take down my client regardless of the law or facts,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2018
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    Partisan gerrymandering back before the Supreme Court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner previews the latest gerrymandering case heading to the nation’s highest court. The justices will gather Wednesday to hear oral arguments in a challenge to the boundaries drawn by Maryland Democrats in 2011 for the state’s 6th Congressional District, which the plaintiffs in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2018
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    Leef laments government efforts to coerce speech

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a court case involving a direct threat to First Amendment rights. The whole point of the First Amendment was to keep government out of crucial aspects of life –religion, speech, the press – that should be left entirely to voluntary action. It…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2018
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    Kennedy, Sotomayor, and the Supreme Court’s role

    David French of National Review Online highlights a throwaway comment during recent U.S. Supreme Court proceedings that highlights an important legal principle. Early in the oral argument, Justice Sotomayor went outside the evidence submitted to the court to ask NIFLA’s attorney, Mike Farris, questions about a website of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2018
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    Court tosses one case of Obama-era regulatory overreach

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details a positive development in the legal world. A federal judge tossed one of the Obama administration’s most controversial regulations into the retirement industry. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule, which would…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against the state Department of Transportation again in cases linked to the Map Act. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how North Carolina’s political picture offer lessons for the rest of the nation.
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2018