Courts (page 7)

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    Leef tackles California’s hostility toward gun ownership

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column explores the Golden State’s latest attack on the Second Amendment. California is the prime example of a state where the dominant political class abhors guns and does all it can to hamper individuals who own and carry them. A recent action of the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2017
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    A social-justice ‘super clause’

    The latest print edition of National Review features a brief lament about federal judges who are unwilling to abide by the Constitution. It’s becoming increasingly clear that a disturbing number of federal judges are reading a social-justice “super clause” into the Constitution and federal statutes and regulations. The clause works…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. House has approved a measure to limit damages linked to nuisance lawsuits targeting hog farms. But a key amendment would prevent the new law from protecting major hog producer Smithfield Foods against hundreds of existing legal cases. Rick Henderson analyzes the legislation for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017
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    N.C. Appeals Court rules against UNC athletes suing over bogus classes

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a trial court’s ruling against former UNC athletes in a suit against the school. Football player James Arnold (class of 2006) and basketball player Leah Metcalf (class of 2009) contended that their enrollment in “sham courses” in African and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2017
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    Gorsuch and labor law

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner explains why union honchos are watching with concern as Justice Neil Gorsuch joins the U.S. Supreme Court. Organized labor and its allies in the Democratic Party are bracing for a major hit to union power now that Justice Neil Gorsuch…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill designed to shine light on subsidies that state taxpayers and electric ratepayers provide for renewable energy. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why judicial restraint in the face of tyranny is no virtue.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017
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    Intellectual diversity among law school professors

    Jonathan Adler writes for Martin Center about the lack of intellectual diversity among law school faculties. What is notable about the academic debate over originalism is not that such a debate exists, but that so much of the debate is misinformed—misinformed about what originalism does or…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2017
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    The Supreme Court and gun rights

    Kerry Picket of the Daily Caller probes the potential impact of the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice on gun-rights cases. If the Supreme Court becomes the final arbiter of a California concealed carry case, their final decision could represent the court’s decision on potential Second Amendment…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2017