Courts (page 4)

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    Newest justice might be slowing Supreme Court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner probes Justice Neil Gorsuch’s possible role in slowing the U.S. Supreme Court’s output. [The] Supreme Court is turning its blockbuster docket of cases into a cliffhanger, as it’s been slow to release decisions this year and will likely cram the major cases…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    Fund warns about powerful legal group pushing ‘poltically correct’ agenda

    John Fund warns National Review Online readers about the questionable actions of the American Law Institute. For nearly 100 years, the 3,000- member American Law Institute has exercised enormous influence through what it calls “Restatements” of the common law. Many judges, lawyers, and scholars rely on it for…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on emotional reaction to Wednesday’s planned teacher walkout. Dan Way reports a U.S. Energy Department’s recent comments in Raleigh that the United States is nearing energy independence. The Daily Journal focuses on two academic scholars with different views about partisan…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    Senator nudges potential Supreme Court retirees

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner reports on the not-so-subtle message one U.S. senator is delivering to selected members of the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley delivered a message to any Supreme Court justice who may be thinking about retiring: “Do it yesterday.” Grassley…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2018
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    Experts offer advice about North Carolina’s judicial selection process

    The John Locke Foundation and Western Carolina University’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise co-sponsored a panel discussion this week on the future of judicial selection in North Carolina. Should we stick with partisan elections? Return to nonpartisan elections? Replace elections with an appointment process? Appointments by the governor?…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2018
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    Dangerous precedent set by raid targeting Trump lawyer

    John Dellaportas explains in a Federalist column why he believes the recent federal raid involving President Trump’s private lawyer could have long-term negative consequences. The federal court conviction rate in 2015 was 99.8 percent; in 2014, 99.76 percent; in 2013, 99.75 percent. In 2015, there were 20 federal…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2018
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    Kennedy’s future interests Washington activist groups

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner highlights recent speculation about the U.S. Supreme Court’s most unpredictable member. The Washington rumor mill is churning with speculation about whether Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term next month. The rumors seem to pop up…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2018
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    A judge willing to stand up to Mueller

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller reports on the federal judge who’s unwilling to endorse special counsel Robert Mueller’s questionable actions. Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III, a Reagan appointee, could be the ultimate nightmare for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who may lose his legal case against Paul Manafort,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2018