Courts (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s refusal to appoint members to a new statewide elections and ethics board is causing chaos for some local elections offices. Kari Travis interviews Gary Salamido of the N.C. Chamber about the group’s plan to open a new…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state auditor’s recommendation of more oversight in N.C. offices of Superior Court clerks. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal laments the overuse of “expertise” in the political process.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2017
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    Another chance for Trump to make his mark on the judiciary

    Jonathan Adler comments at the Washington Post‘s “Volokh Conspiracy” blog about the latest potential high-profile judicial vacancy. [Janice Rogers] Brown has been a distinctive voice on the D.C. Circuit, and has authored numerous provocative and attention-getting opinions. These include her recent opinion lamenting the lack of meaningful political…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    After overriding a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina lawmakers enacted a $23 billion General Fund budget for the new budget year that started this week. Becki Gray details key themes from the budget during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin addresses transparency, bias, and access to the courts in a Carolina Journal Online interview with Kari Travis. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal contrasts North Carolina’s “no-drama” state budget cycle with those in other states.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2017
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    Assessing the Supreme Court with Gorsuch

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports Justice Neil Gorsuch’s early impact on the U.S. Supreme Court. The conclusion of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s abbreviated first term on the Supreme Court in April already has begun to reveal how the nine-justice court will develop. Conservatives have roundly praised Gorsuch’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2017
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    Democrats bash Gorsuch

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights Democrats’ reaction to the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Democrats savaged Justice Neil Gorsuch’s early performance on the Supreme Court, as his first rulings reveal an important shift in the balance of power on the high court. Three…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    Liberals who argue against the church, for the state

    David French of National Review Online probes reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest ruling linked to religion. It’s been interesting to read the reaction to Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case holding that the state of Missouri couldn’t exclude…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017