Courts (page 4)

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    Leef highlights a religious-liberty legal victory

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a recent court ruling that boosted defenders of religious liberty. One reason why ADF has earned the enmity of SPLC (and many others on the Left) is the success it has had in litigating against overreaching government policies that infringe upon Americans’…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2017
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    Why JLF”s Jon Guze is Lamenting the Retirement of Federal Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown

    Janice Rogers Brown has announced she will leave her seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The news saddens JLF’s Jon Guze, but he remains hopeful that the libertarian views expressed by this principled jurist will be seen in her replacement. Since her appointment, Judge Brown’s libertarian views…
    Donna Martinez, July 24, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina’s state elections and ethics board will remain vacant, and current staffers will keep working, as the governor and legislative leaders prepare for an appearance before the state Supreme Court next month. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal explores schools’ growing…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2017
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    N.C. Supreme Court to address elections board dispute in August

    The N.C. Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments next month in the case pitting Gov. Roy Cooper against state legislative leaders. At stake is the law creating a new eight-member, bipartisan state elections and ethics board. Read more details here.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2017
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    Cato’s Ilya Shapiro recaps key developments from U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016-17 term

    The U.S. Supreme Court saw a rare personnel change in the past year, as Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch took the seat vacated when Antonin Scalia died in 2016. Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the libertarian Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, used a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2017
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    Court cites separation of powers in refusing to order state payment to Richmond County schools

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court and ruled that courts cannot order the state to pay $272,300 owed to the Richmond County public school system. Writing for the court, Judge Richard Dietz explains that the school system failed to secure an…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2017
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    Appeals Court upholds verdict in murder of Democratic activist Jamie Hahn

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder verdict against Jonathan Broyhill in the killing of Jamie Hahn. Appellate judges agreed that Broyhill had received a “fair trial, free from error” in the 2013 fatal stabbing of Hahn and an attack on her…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2017
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    Carolina-Connected Case Looks at Liability of Social Media

    JLF’s Jon Guze examines a case filed by the daughter of Raleigh attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Jim Cain. Anne Cameron Cain’s husband was killed in a 2016 terrorist attack in Brussels. In January of this year, Cameron and Nohemi’s mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, sued Twitter for punitive damages…
    Donna Martinez, July 17, 2017