Courts (page 9)

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    What If The Government Seized YOUR Bank Account? It’s Happening.

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal reports on action in the U.S. House of Representatives that would curb the procedure known as “civil asset forfeiture.” Civil forfeiture allows law enforcers to seize property from a person suspected of a crime, even if he or she hasn’t been convicted or even…
    Donna Martinez, September 14, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the process that will lead to appointment of a new senior resident Wake County superior court judge. That job has importance for future state court fights involving constitutional challenges and redistricting. Lindsay Marchello reports the latest developments in a court…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017
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    A recollection in connection with a judicial retirement

    As Wake County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens announces plans to hang up his robe and set down his gavel, the “Locker Room” remembers one of his best soliloquies. Turn the clock back 10 years. In August 2007, Stephens was mulling over the best response to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that both Charlotte and Research Triangle Park are joining the pursuit of a new Amazon headquarters. The Daily Journal explores the growing gulf between the language of the U.S. Constitution and court-determined constitutional law.
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    Pushing to end judicial gridlock

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports on efforts to move President Trump’s judicial nominations forward. Conservative activists are accusing Senate Democrats of hypocrisy for holding up the nominations of a number of President Donald Trump’s appointees to the federal bench. Carrie Severino, a former clerk for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State government regulations are blocking a Charlotte-based makeup artist from opening a new school. Rick Henderson details her efforts to fight the overly burdensome regulations during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato explains why President Trump is wrong to blame online shopping giant…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2017
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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