Courts (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s work to save the State Health Plan. The Daily Journal highlights numbers that could help voters spot differences between the candidates for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    The clash of constitutions

    John McGinnis writes at Law and Liberty about two competing views of the U.S. Constitution. The Senate hearing on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court shows that we effectively have two different Constitutions today, because the interpretive methodologies of Democratic and Republican political actors…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    Documenting Democrats’ Supreme Court tantrum

    Editors at the Washington Examiner ponder the Democratic Party’s negative response to Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats aren’t just opposing the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. They’re having a tantrum over it. On Thursday, as…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online reports criticism of Raleigh’s housing bond referendum. CJ Online also reports on the latest developments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of North Carolina’s absentee-ballot legal dispute. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Democrats might fall just short in their bid…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    Election Confusion: Changing the Rules Midway

    North Carolina is in the middle of an election that has been characterized by fear and confusion. One major source of the confusion for voters is guidance given by the state Board of Elections after voting had already begun which changed rules for absentee ballots. This guidance was the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2020
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    National Review questions government’s case against Google

    Editors at National Review Online explore the federal government’s antitrust action against Google. The Trump administration’s lawsuit against Google doesn’t live up to the hype. Early reports suggested a bipartisan group of state attorneys general might join together with the feds and demand the company’s breakup. Instead, the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on an unusual U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that could bring the Supreme Court into North Carolina’s election rules battle. John Trump’s Daily Journal laments the long-term impact of Gov. Roy Cooper’s economic lockdowns.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on John Locke Foundation research that exposes the bad math driving Gov. Roy Cooper’s Medicaid expansion plans. The Daily Journal highlights one scholar’s assessment of the role of court precedent for a judge who supports originalism.
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020