Courts (page 9)

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    Helping Trump through lawsuits

    Conservative policymakers interested in helping President Trump get rid of overly burdensome regulations might consider suing him. Christopher Bedford of the Daily Caller explains why one state-level official is making that recommendation. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has a plan for helping the new…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017
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    Obama’s dismal Supreme Court record

    For a guy who billed himself as a professor of constitutional law, Barack Obama didn’t have a great track record when his policies appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon offers the details. President Barack Obama had the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Public charter schools have proven so popular in Wake County that the traditional public school system has been able to scale back enrollment projections. Terry Stoops assesses the significance of that enrollment change in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Julie Tisdale analyzes the potential impact for…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a federal agency joining N.C. legislators in fighting Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed Medicaid expansion. Jon Pritchett’s Daily Journal explains why Charlotte’s soccer stadium proposal would represent a bad deal for taxpayers.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court order blocking special 2017 legislative elections for North Carolina. Dan Way reports on expert assessments that Gov. Roy Cooper’s Medicaid expansion plan is “unprecedented” and “illegal.” John Hood’s Daily Journal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2017
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    Leef urges court to restore protection against double jeopardy

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column highlights one area in which the U.S. Supreme Court could help restore a fundamental constitutional right. When big government collides with the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, it is usually the latter that give way. Many people know that to be…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on a three-judge panel’s ruling blocking changes to North Carolina’s elections board. Kari Travis reports on new N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s top priorities. Stephanie Keaveney’s Daily Journal examines the so-called “Snowflake” generation.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2017
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    Another critique of the ‘efficiency gap’

    A recent Daily Journal explained why the so-called “efficiency gap” analysis falls short of its goal of differentiating acceptable partisan election mapmaking from unconstitutional gerrymandering. The latest issue of Commentary magazine features Syracuse law professor Tara Helfman‘s take on the same topic.
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2017