Courts (page 5)

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    The Democratic campaign against Gorsuch

    Editors at National Review Online explore U.S. Senate Democrats’ effort to derail Judge Neil Gorsuch‘s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch is a mainstream conservative judge who has earned the respect of liberals in the legal world, and this fact has caused no…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2017
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    Contrasting constitutional views explored, Supreme Court nominee analyzed

    Many of today’s hot-button political debates stem from a longstanding dispute about the nature of the U.S. Constitution. Some see a democratic document that focuses on the majority’s will. Others see a republican document that focuses on protecting individuals’ rights. Georgetown University constitutional law professor Randy Barnett explores the history…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court conference that could decide whether the governor or General Assembly represents the state in a court case. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of good leaders to drive public education reform.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2017
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    Gorsuch and ‘red-state’ Democrats

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details one strategy designed to boost support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. A major conservative judicial activist hopes to give Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch a boost in his confirmation battle by targeting Democrats up…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2017
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    Heritage expert defends Trump’s immigration order

    Hans von Spakovsky highlights in a National Review Online column the judicial experts who argue that President Trump’s immigration order is legal and constitutional. What kind of judges fill the ranks of the federal judiciary these days? More often than not, unfortunately, it’s the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding ratepayer subsidies of the renewable energy industry in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a plan to help update the state’s court system.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2017
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    N.C. Supreme Court keeps three eugenics compensation cases alive

    The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed the state Court of Appeals and revived three separate lawsuits involving the state’s eugenics compensation program. All three cases involve the estates of eugenics victims who died before a 2013 deadline set in the compensation law. The state’s highest court agreed unanimously that the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2017
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    Schumer’s misguided attack on the Supreme Court nominee

    Ian Tuttle of National Review Online explains why New York Sen. Charles Schumer’s attack on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is misguided. On Wednesday morning, Senator Schumer and his Democratic colleagues held a press conference on Capitol Hill, featuring — in the words…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2017