Crime

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s election maps could be set for state House and Senate races. But lawmakers must redraw the state’s congressional map after a recent ruling from a three-judge Superior Court panel. Rick Henderson addresses the latest developments in the state’s ongoing redistricting dispute for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Assaulting a referee can carry a more serious criminal penalty than assaulting your neighbor. That’s one of the quirks of N.C. law that could be addressed by an ongoing criminal law reform project. Mike Schietzelt discusses the progress of that project for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    Warning signs about the American criminal justice system

    Robert Arvay writes at the American Thinker about disturbing developments in the area of criminal justice. [I]f we ignore the warning signs, if we do not address the inequities in our justice system, the public will reach a point when there is so little respect for the law…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Discusses Sexual Assault on After SPIN!

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray was featured in an installment of NC SPIN’s “After SPIN!” Gray spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, as well as fellow guest, journalist and filmmaker Cash Michaels, about sexual assault on college campuses. In a very personal and poignant moment, Becki shared her family’s…
    Brenee Goforth, October 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would give the state power to audit pharmacy middlemen. The Daily Journal explains how North Carolina has a chance to set a national standard with criminal law reform.
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2019
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    Gorsuch and overcriminalization

    Charles Cooke‘s fascinating conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in the latest print edition of National Review contains the following blurb. It should interest anyone who has been following North Carolina’s discussion of overcriminalization. When this delegation of power is combined with laws that are sufficiently…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    What You Missed: NC Criminal Law Reform Summit

    On Monday, Oct. 21, the John Locke Foundation and the Cato Institute co-hosted the “North Carolina Criminal Law Reform Summit” at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina. The event featured four panels and one keynote on criminal law reform in the state. The schedule included: Why…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessments of the benefits tied to cleaning up North Carolina’s criminal code. John Hood’s Daily Journal reports on a coal-ash regulation from Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration that amounts to a $5 billion tax increase.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2019