Courts (page 6)

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    We’re The Outlier in Juvenile Justice, and That Could Change Soon

    We’re expecting a serious discussion about juvenile justice reform at the General Assembly Wednesday. Why? Because in 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017
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    Raise the Age

    In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina as the only state that still treats all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal justice…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on craft brewers’ constitutional challenge of North Carolina’s beer distribution laws. The Daily Journal highlights a former U.S. ambassador’s personal story about the impact of Islamist terrorism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2017
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    Texas attorney general criticizes Democratic counterparts

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details a complaint from Texas’ top law enforcement officer. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that Democrats are abusing the strategy that some Republican officeholders used to restrain the Obama administration. Texas filed 48 lawsuits against the Obama administration…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2017
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    Gorsuch shows sign of independence

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights one way in which the nation’s newest Supreme Court justice is making his mark. In an early show of independence, Justice Neil Gorsuch declined to join the Supreme Court’s “cert pool,” an administrative division of labor that allows for…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2017
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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel rules against I-77 toll lane critics

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling against WidenI77, a group opposing the N.C. Department of Transportation’s planned toll lanes on a section of I-77 north of Charlotte. A trial judge had dismissed the toll lane critics’ arguments that the law allowing…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on support for the Raise the Age campaign targeting 16- and 17-year-old criminal offenders. The Daily Journal warns N.C. political observers to watch out for phantom cuts during the upcoming debate about the state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2017
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    N.C. Chief Justice Martin heads to Legislative Building to push ‘Raise the Age’

    The head of North Carolina’s judicial branch of government headed to the seat of the legislative branch this afternoon to tout the “Raise the Age” campaign. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin led a news conference supporting the campaign to treat most nonviolent 16- and 17-year-old criminal offenders as juveniles.
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2017