Courts (page 6)

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    Whitehouse charts remind us of the senator’s history of bloviation

    If you enjoy Sheldon Whitehouse’s charts during his current monologue masquerading as questions for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, you might recall an earlier Whitehouse tirade. Back in 2016, Whitehouse targeted the John Locke Foundation and other groups that questioned the alarmist line on climate change. RALEIGH…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Court-packing enthusiast refutes his own idea

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explains how a New York Times columnist has sabotaged his own support for Democrats packing the Supreme Court with new justices in 2021. In the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie deftly and succinctly refutes the rest of his own column, which proposes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Don’t Overlook Judges on Your Ballot

    North Carolina is in the midst of the election season. While much conversation is focusing on executive elections like president and governor or legislative races like those for the General Assembly, one elected branch of government in this state is often overlooked: the judiciary. In North Carolina, the citizens elect…
    Brenee Goforth, October 13, 2020
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    Court-packing silence could prove costly for Democrats

    John Fund of National Review Online probes the potential political cost of Democrats’ stance on packing the U.S. Supreme Court next year. Joe Biden is refusing to answer questions about whether he and his party would support packing the Supreme Court and ending the Senate filibuster. Indeed, on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Barrett has protected Americans’ rights

    Hans von Spakovsky explains for the Daily Signal how Judge Amy Coney Barrett has issued opinions favoring Americans’ civil rights. In her rulings on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has made it clear that she will protect Americans by enforcing the extensive guarantees…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about races for seats on the N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the role ticket-splitting continues to play in N.C. elections.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2020
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    Barrett versus big, unaccountable government

    Paul Larkin explains in a Federalist column why advocates of big government should worry about Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination. A major criticism of the administrative state is that it consists of unelected officials with the power to govern virtually every aspect of modern life without…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The fight over a new U.S. Supreme Court nominee reminds us about progressives’ continuing attacks on the U.S. Constitution. Jon Guze discusses those attacks and analyzes the nominee — Judge Amy Coney Barrett — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of the Supreme…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2020