Courts (page 6)

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    Court allows Texas voter ID measure to move forward

    Diana Stancy Correll reports for the Washington Examiner on a court ruling allowing Texas to proceed with voter ID requirements. A federal court of appeals voted 2-1 on Tuesday to stay a lower judge’s ruling preventing Texas from implementing a revised version of its voter ID law. In…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ concerns about overly burdensome occupational licensing rules. The Daily Journal analyzes the N.C. Supreme Court’s response to a political tug of war between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    Leef addresses the Subway footlong case

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column tackles the U.S. Court of Appeals’ take on a class-action lawsuit involving footlong Subway sandwiches. Judge Diane Sykes wrote the court’s opinion in the case, In re Subway Footlong Sandwich Market and Sales Practices Litigation. For Americans who dislike the abuse of legal process,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court’s review of cases dealing with redistricting and the power struggle between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly. The Daily Journal highlights one case in which “efficiency gap” analysis produces absurd results that no…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2017
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    N.C. Supreme Court affirms ruling favoring former Greensboro police chief

    In a 5-2 ruling, the N.C. Supreme Court has affirmed the state Appeals Court’s opinion favoring a former Greensboro police chief in his legal battle with the city. Former Chief David Wray had been suing the city for “substantial litigation expenses.” A trial court had ruled in favor of the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper wants the N.C. Supreme Court to declare parts of the new state budget unconstitutional. Rick Henderson explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo analyzes the growing importance of telemedicine. N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin discusses recent…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017
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    Appeals Court ruling favors Asheville hospital in dispute over violent mental patient

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that Mission Hospital in Asheville cannot be held liable for its decision not to commit a mentally disturbed patient who ended up shooting family members and killing himself. In an opinion that leads with quotations from Rousseau and Aristotle,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017
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    Appeals Court rules against fired UNC professor’s pursuit of attorney’s fees

    The tenured UNC-Chapel Hill professor placed on unpaid leave and then fired after a drug smuggling arrest in South America cannot collect attorney’s fees as part of the resolution of his lawsuit against the school. A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that Bruce Frampton is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017