Courts (page 4)

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    ‘Sue ’til it’s blue’

    Viewers of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman” might recognize the headline phrase as a lighthearted description of Democrats’ approach to public policy in North Carolina. The idea is that Democrats will continue to go to court to block policies they don’t like from the Republican-led General Assembly. Guy Harrison…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online previews this week’s N.C. legislative session. The Daily Journal examines the N.C. Supreme Court’s recent record of cooperation and disagreement.
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers head back to Raleigh next week. Becki Gray explores legislators’ to-do list during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo discusses the latest example of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions standing in the way of medical innovation. Retired Duke University professor John Staddon…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a state House committee’s vote to approve a new map for judicial elections across North Carolina. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal rebuts a common myth about free markets and “narrow self-interest.”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2017
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    Leef examines speech protections in latest Forbes column

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on the latest high-profile court case involving an attack on free speech. One of the great liberal (in the true sense of the word) decisions by the Supreme Court is West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, the 1943 case where the justices…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2017
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    Washington Examiner column exposes major gap in ‘efficiency gap’

    Ray Wallin explains in a Washington Examiner column why the efficiency gap fails to live up to its billing as a mathematically precise tool for determining whether an election map is “too partisan.” The efficiency gap plays a critical role in the Gill v. Whitford redistricting case from…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction from judges and lawyers to a plan for judicial redistricting in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal places recent developments in N.C. voter registration in the proper perspective.
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    Split Appeals Court upholds ruling against NC WARN

    A panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled, 2-1, that environmental activist group NC WARN violated the state’s utility monopoly when it installed and maintained a solar panel system for a Greensboro church, then charged the church based on the amount of electricity produced. The ruling upholds…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017