Courts (page 6)

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    Forbes urges Supremes to stay away from partisan redistricting standard

    Steve Forbes explains in a Forbes magazine column why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court should reject the plaintiffs’ arguments in a Wisconsin redistricting case. Wisconsin Democrats complain that the percentage of seats the GOP wins in legislative races exceeds the percentage of the total votes their candidates…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the highlights of an Institute of Political Leadership debate over teacher pay. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal recaps various changes N.C. lawmakers are considering when it comes to the way judges are selected in the state.
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
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    Cost savings tied to ending the ‘sue-and-settle’ scheme

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner tallies taxpayer benefits tied to ending a controversial practice of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A practice known as “sue and settle” used by the Environmental Protection Agency to enact controversial regulations cost taxpayers $69 billion since 2005 and has an annual…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is betting millions of dollars on the viability of a passenger-only ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Rick Henderson analyzes the proposal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders questions N.C. lawmakers’ decision to extend the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state Supreme Court order delaying a shift of power from the N.C. State Board of Education to the state school superintendent. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal questions the use of targeted incentives to pursue Amazon’s new headquarters.
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017
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    Kagan believes high court thinks more like Scalia than Breyer

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports on an interesting observation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court is by-and-large a textualist court, having adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial reasoning. At the Chicago-Kent College…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Trump thinks he’ll get three more Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on President Trump’s reported expectations for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices before the 2020 presidential election, he reportedly told aides. The president believes Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Scalia’s rhetorical skills remembered

    Mona Charen devotes a National Review Online column to a new collection of speeches from the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Antonin Scalia was not just a great stylist for a jurist, he was a great writer for a writer. Most of his work though, obviously,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017