Courts (page 5)

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    Finally! The Results of the WestEd Report

    On Tuesday, the contents of the highly anticipated WestEd report were released. The report was commissioned in 2017 by both the plaintiffs and defendants of the long-running Leandro lawsuit. The report contained dozens of recommendations, but here are the highlights listed in the research brief on the subject, authored…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops responds to long-awaited school funding report

    On December 10, 2019, the long-awaited West Ed report was released. Below is JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops’ initial comments on the matter. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2019/12/JLFs-Terry-Stoops-responds-to-long-awaited-N.C.-school-funding-report.mp4…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a newly released report calling for North Carolina to spend $8 billion more over the next eight years on K-12 and early childhood education. John Hood’s Daily Journal praises the founder of the N.C. Institute for Political Leadership as a pioneer.  …
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about a panel discussion highlighting the negative impact of social justice activism on N.C. higher education. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how a recent court decision should help keep Gov. Roy Cooper in his lane.
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2019
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    An Effusive Review of Neil Gorsuch’s New Book

    The book is A Republic If You Can Keep It, and, in his recent review, the usually acerbic Michael Greve is full of praise: Justice Gorsuch has collected some of his speeches, excerpts from law review articles, and extracts from some of his written opinions, all…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican judicial candidates running as a team in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal reviews the long 2019 N.C. legislative session.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    Supreme Court’s latest gun-rights case produces interesting admissions

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details interesting elements of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments about gun rights. The lawyer defending New York City in a Second Amendment case on Monday admitted to the Supreme Court that the city’s gun restrictions had no impact on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    Defending class-action lawsuits

    Kenneth Lee argues in a National Review Online column that class-action lawsuits can play a valuable role. Conservatives’ criticism of class-action lawsuits largely rests on two interrelated points. First, they argue that consumers benefit little from class-action lawsuits, while plaintiffs’ lawyers reap millions of dollars. Most of us…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019