Courts (page 4)

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    The Supremes and cellphone privacy

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner details another major case heading to the nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court is preparing to close out 2017 with a slew of blockbuster cases starting with a major cellphone privacy case Wednesday. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in Carpenter v.
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2017
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    Gingrich on Trump and the courts

    Newt Gingrich uses a FoxNews.com column to highlight President Trump’s early impact on the federal courts. As Congress and President Trump continue to work to pass the most significant tax cuts in more than 30 years, the president is also implementing another enormous conservative reform that will strengthen…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2017
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    DOT loses Map Act appeal

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against the N.C. Department of Transportation’s appeal of a 2016 Map Act verdict. That verdict could force DOT to pay millions of dollars in compensation to owners whose property was taken by its inclusion in a state highway corridor map. The three-judge panel…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017
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    Appeals Court rules against forced sterilization victims in five eugenics cases

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed earlier rulings against five people seeking compensation from the state because of forced sterilization. Each case was tied to the state eugenics program that extended into the 1970s. The state Supreme Court had returned the cases to address constitutional issues appellate judges had…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017
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    Lefties targeting DA elections

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details an effort to elect left-wing district attorneys across the country. The Democracy Alliance, a secretive leftwing dark money donor network whose members each direct hundreds of thousands in funding to progressive groups, are set to ramp up efforts to elect…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on constitutional concerns that could force lawmakers to redraw state judicial election maps. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina offers a good example for federal policymakers approaching tax reform.
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2017
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    Trump Team Names Five More Potential Supreme Court Justices

    At the Cato blog, Ilya Shapiro explains why this is good news: In today’s Friday afternoon “news dump”—a tactic to either bury bad news or, as here, to get reporters scrambling to cover an important story despite weekend plans—President Trump added the following people to his list…
    Jon Guze, November 18, 2017
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    Expanding the federal courts

    Steven Calabresi and Shams Hirji explain at National Review Online why they support an expansion of the federal judiciary. Republicans are looking for a win with their new tax-reform bill. But they could get two wins in one: In addition to overhauling the tax system, the bill could…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017