Courts (page 6)

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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
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    Robeson County Police To Seize Property Without Criminal Conviction

    Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reports that the Robeson County Sheriff’s office has opted into the federal Equitable Sharing program. Conrad explains: The Equitable Sharing program allows state and local agencies to keep 80% of whatever they take from forfeiture. The federal government keeps the other 20%. In 2018, N.C. law…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Court of Appeals ruling against Gov. Roy Cooper in a dispute with the General Assembly over control of federal block grants. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the changing face of health care.
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019
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    Unanimous Appeals Court rules state can’t sue former Kinston charter school over false enrollment claim

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has agreed that the state cannot sue a former Kinston charter school over false enrollment claims. The state still can pursue its suit against the school’s former CEO. At issue was the estimate that the former Kinston Charter Academy…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    Unanimous Appeals Court rules against Cooper in latest dispute with General Assembly

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Gov. Roy Cooper in his ongoing legal dispute with state legislative leaders. In this case, appellate judges agreed that the General Assembly has full control over use of federal block grant funds,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is pursuing the governor’s office next year. Meanwhile, multiple candidates from both major parties are pursuing Forest’s job. Rick Henderson discusses recent developments in the lieutenant governor’s race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes Democratic presidential candidates’ plans…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2019
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    National Review not heading to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Editors at National Review Online explain their disappointment with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that hits close to home. We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up our appeal in the case of National Review Inc. v. Michael E. Mann, and we can…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Robeson County’s return to a controversial asset forfeiture program with the federal government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs more businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019