Courts (page 9)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    After overriding a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina lawmakers enacted a $23 billion General Fund budget for the new budget year that started this week. Becki Gray details key themes from the budget during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin addresses transparency, bias, and access to the courts in a Carolina Journal Online interview with Kari Travis. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal contrasts North Carolina’s “no-drama” state budget cycle with those in other states.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2017
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    Assessing the Supreme Court with Gorsuch

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports Justice Neil Gorsuch’s early impact on the U.S. Supreme Court. The conclusion of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s abbreviated first term on the Supreme Court in April already has begun to reveal how the nine-justice court will develop. Conservatives have roundly praised Gorsuch’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2017
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    Democrats bash Gorsuch

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights Democrats’ reaction to the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Democrats savaged Justice Neil Gorsuch’s early performance on the Supreme Court, as his first rulings reveal an important shift in the balance of power on the high court. Three…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    Liberals who argue against the church, for the state

    David French of National Review Online probes reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest ruling linked to religion. It’s been interesting to read the reaction to Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case holding that the state of Missouri couldn’t exclude…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice’s proposal to change the way judges take office in the state. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the newly approved state budget strikes the proper balance among spending, building savings, and returning money to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2017
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    Choose judges on merit, chief justice of NC Supreme Court says

    Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson reports on remarks made Saturday by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin: North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin isn’t happy with the way state judges get on the bench. And he’d like voters to decide if they agree with him. At his annual…
    Donna Martinez, June 24, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    While North Carolina’s state government continues to consider new ways to boost the solar energy industry, residents of one Beaufort County community are stepping up their fight against a proposed 600-acre solar project near a local school. Rick Henderson analyzes the Terra Ceia community’s fight for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2017