Courts (page 4)

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    N.C. Court of Appeals rejects suit claiming public school had constitutional duty to stop student harassment

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against Pitt County elementary school students who argued that ongoing bullying and sexual harassment from classmates stopped them from getting access to a sound education guaranteed by the N.C. Constitution. That decision reversed a lower court, which…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Analysis of the latest Obamacare court ruling

    Robert VerBruggen writes at National Review Online about the latest court to consider the Affordable Care Act’s future. The main takeaway is that the court punted on the key issue, and the case will probably continue for a long time before it’s finally resolved. … … When Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    No constitutional right to a homeless camp

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online questions a recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court just ensured that the nation’s homelessness crisis will continue. The court declined to take up an appeal of a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, covering the western…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    Unanimous Appeals Court rules against Concord in impact-fee fights

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and ruled against Concord in a fight over water and sewer impact fees. The ruling involves four cases filed by real-estate developers challenging impact fees assessed before 2016. The unanimous panel agreed with the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC leaders’ defense of their controversial Silent Sam deal. The Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. Appeals Court ruling that should help block court orders involving state budget decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that a three-judge panel has accepted North Carolina’s new congressional election map, the state’s redistricting battles are at least temporarily over. Rick Henderson assesses the impact of new election maps for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    Will Court Overstep Into Budget-Making?

    The John Locke Foundation continued its coverage of the recently released WestEd report this week with a research brief co-written by JLF’s Senior Fellow, Joe Coletti, and JLF’s Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops. The brief explains: The consultants recommend spending $8 billion over eight years and up to…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal online that North Carolina’s State Judicial Council recommends upgrades and reforms for the state’s courts system. John Trump’s Daily Journal challenges the notion that discount stores are hurting people’s health.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019