Courts (page 8)

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    Gorsuch prepares

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on preparations U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has made for his new post. The steady stream of petitions and briefs that make up much of a judge’s typical day will not abate for the high court’s newest member,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. House stripped a provision designed to help Smithfield Foods before passing a bill limiting damages linked to hog farm lawsuits. Carolina Journal Online also highlights a new John Locke Foundation report that shows North Carolina continues…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2017
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    Tort Reform for Hog Farmers?

    More than 500 North Carolina plaintiffs are suing Smithfield Foods and other swine farmers for nuisance. In response to this litigation, Reps. Jimmy Dixon, David Lewis, and John Bell have sponsored a bill “to clarify the remedies available in private nuisance actions against agricultural and forestry operations.” House Bill…
    Jon Guze, April 10, 2017
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    Leef highlights case of college student victimized by Title IX inquisition

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column highlights an example of the Obama administration’s “Title IX” madness leading to a federal court case. An Amherst student is challenging the kangaroo court proceeding that led to his expulsion. The facts revolve around a drunken hookup between two students and the woman’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2017
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    Better than Scalia?

    Bruce Riley Ashford writes at FoxNews.com about new Justice Neil Gorsuch‘s potential impact on the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s nomination was one of the most significant actions of the Trump presidency so far, and his confirmation will now have profound implications for our nation over the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2017
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    Some liberals question Gorsuch filibuster

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights left-of-center thinkers who question U.S. Senate Democrats’ plans to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As Senate Democrats barrel towards a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, prominent liberal legal commentators…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    Saving the Gorsuch nomination and the filibuster

    Fred Bauer writes at National Review Online about one way in which the U.S. Senate could confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court without sacrificing the filibuster. If the choice is between the nuclear option and the Schumer precedent, then, the decision seems relatively straightforward.
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    National Review editor ponders the ‘dumbest’ filibuster

    Rich Lowry of National Review responds to the planned filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017