Courts (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest attempt to throw out a new merged state elections and ethics board. A new lawsuit from Cooper follows a defeat at the N.C. Supreme Court. John Hood’s Daily Journal places North Carolina’s film incentives in perspective. They play a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2018
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    Leef highlights Supreme Court’s contracts clause controversy

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column contends that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide soon whether to allow the U.S. Constitution’s contracts clause to survive. In the first century or so of our national existence, one of the Constitution’s provisions that was most often at issue was the Contract Clause.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2018
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    Allowing kids to sue over climate change

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller details a disturbing federal court ruling from the West Coast. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate. The…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest developments in N.C. craft brewers’ lawsuit challenging government restrictions on their industry. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal rebuts the notion that N.C. legislators spend much of their time working in secrecy.
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2018
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    A Supreme Court win might not be enough to prevent forced union dues collection

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon explains why a Supreme Court victory in the Janus case could represent just the first step in a fight against forced unionization. The Supreme Court may do away with judicial approval over mandatory union payments in a landmark case, but labor…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online that a court has ordered the N.C. Department of Transportation to stop delaying payments to people harmed by the state Map Act. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of trade to North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a national expert’s warning to N.C. lawmakers about the potential danger of an electromagnetic pulse attack. The Daily Journal focuses on the damage inflicted on our constitutional system when federal judges ignore or undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s precedents.
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2018
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    After partisan split in Cooper v. Berger, state Supreme Court reverts to more normal pattern

    A little over a month after splitting along party lines in the Cooper v. Berger case, the N.C. Supreme Court issued a batch of mostly unanimous rulings this morning. The state’s high court handed down 18 opinions. Fifteen were unanimous 7-0 decisions, including nine “per curiam” opinions with no…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2018