Courts (page 5)

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    Leef’s latest Forbes column examines the Supreme Court’s latest union case

    George Leef writes at Forbes about the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest foray into union-related jurisprudence. On February 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The issue in the case is whether public unions can compel workers who have declined to become members to pay them…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2018
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    Gorsuch remains Trump’s top achievement

    Jonathan Tobin explains at National Review Online why he believes the confirmation of a conservative Supreme Court justice remains President Trump’s top accomplishment. Now, the conservative [Neil] Gorsuch is poised to cast the deciding vote that deals a fatal blow to unions’ taxation of workers who don’t wish…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2018
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    A potential landmark union case

    Daniel DiSalvo explains at National Review Online what’s at stake in a major U.S. Supreme Court case heard Wednesday. … [T]he Supreme Court will decide whether public-sector unionism violates the First Amendment rights of workers who refuse to join unions. The case will be one of America’s most…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2018
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    Gorsuch holds key vote in government union case

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller explains why the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest member holds the critical vote in an important case this term. Justice Neil Gorsuch is expected to cast the deciding vote … in one of the landmark cases of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of election-year politics on continuing battles between North Carolina’s Democratic governor and Republican-led General Assembly. The Daily Journal highlights one national expert’s support for partisan elections as the best way to select state judges.    …
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A deadly attempted escape in 2017 has helped generate attention for long-festering problems inside North Carolina’s prisons. Kari Travis discusses her Carolina Journal cover story on the topic for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo examines the pros and cons of potential hospital mergers…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018
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    Thomas pans colleagues’ commitment to Second Amendment

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner reports on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ criticism of his colleagues’ approach to gun rights. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized the high court after the justices denied a petition to hear a case challenging a California law requiring a 10-day…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2018
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    Understaffing, Inadequate Training, and Prisoner Mental Health Issues

    Horrific events inside North Carolina’s prison system have focused attention inside and outside government on addressing the system’s many needs related to staffing challenges, work environment, and prisoner mental health and addiction issues. Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports in the February cover story. An April altercation at Bertie Correctional…
    Donna Martinez, February 20, 2018