Courts (page 7)

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    Fourth Circuit proves an embarrassment again

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers territory that includes North Carolina, has displayed once again its disrespect for the Constitution. David French explains at National Review Online. What happens when you mix contempt for individual rights with a healthy dose of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on progress of a state House bill to restore party labels to most judicial elections. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the partisan bias and self-defeating actions of some University of North Carolina system professors.
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2017
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    Head of Gorsuch confirmation panel expects another round in the near future

    The upcoming confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch might prepare U.S. senators for another confirmation confrontation within the next four years. That’s the prediction from one top senator, as reported by Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner. As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a recent move from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could mean the end for lawsuits linked to House Bill 2. The Daily Journal laments that some advocates support electoral redistricting reform for the wrong reasons.
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2017
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    Gorsuch and Chevron

    John McGinnis writes for the Library of Law and Liberty about one of the most significant differences between Judge Neil Gorsuch and the man he would succeed on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch is worthy successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. He is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    President Trump has nominated U.S. Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to become the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Jon Guze assesses Gorsuch’s record and his likely impact on the high court during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes the new N.C. Senate…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest stage in the 16-year legal fight involving Gov. Roy Cooper and Raleigh attorney Gene Boyce. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal dispels popular myths about trade deficits.
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017
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    Trump to Kennedy: Take a hike?

    Now that he’s nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump appears ready to make a second nomination. Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller explains. The Trump administration has quietly encouraged Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire in recent weeks, sending…
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2017