Courts (page 9)

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    Split Decisions Ahead For NC’s Supreme Court? Maybe Not.

    Voters in 2020 gave Republicans more seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court, including elevating Republican Paul Newby to the Chief Justice seat. But Democrats maintain a 4-3 political advantage on the court. So what does it mean for future rulings? That’s the question addressed by Mitch Kokai, the…
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the extension of Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 curfew and other restrictions. The Daily Journal explains why deliberations on the N.C. Supreme Court are unlikely to produce a glut of 4-3 decisions over the next two years.
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2021
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    Supreme Court faces big decisions again in 2021

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights key cases for the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021. The Supreme Court is poised to have a blockbuster 2021. Since it began its October term, the court has already weighed in on several big issues. The day before Thanksgiving, it found…
    Mitch Kokai, December 29, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    This weekend’s special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio focuses on interesting topics covered during this especially interesting year. Jon Guze analyzes new Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s likely impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, while constitutional scholar Ilan Wurman discusses his introductory book on originalism, the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a new lawsuit from bar owners across North Carolina challenging the governor’s shutdown orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Christmas gifts aren’t wasteful.
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a Greenville bar’s lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 shutdown orders. Daniel Gibson’s Daily Journal highlights a holiday threat from homeowners associations.
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2020
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    North Carolina Must Rein In Governor’s Emergency Powers

    Gov. Roy Cooper has taken long-term control of the movements and actions of more than 10 million North Carolinians through the state’s Emergency Management Act. His long-term use of the act during COVID-19 has spurred big concerns over the restrictions on liberty, Cooper’s interpretation of the act, and the…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact of Paul Newby’s win in the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice’s election. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide curfew fits into a larger war against bars and alcohol.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2020