Law

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    Thought for the Day: We Need More Veterans on the Supreme Court

    In a post at the UNC School of Government’s Criminal Law blog, Jeff Welty joins the country in thanking and honoring veterans. He also refers readers to an article by Rory E. Riley-Topping that appeared in the Hill in September under the title, “More veterans should be nominated to…
    Jon Guze, November 12, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new committee investigating a controversial state fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal asks whether North Carolina’s attorney general is participating in a dubious environmental scheme identified recently in the Wall Street Journal.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    Reining in the administrative state to help preserve democracy

    Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute assesses the positive impact of scaling back the administrative state. … [I]t’s likely that the court’s new conservative majority will pare back the power of the administrative state when an appropriate case comes before the court. But instead of reducing the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
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    The importance of following the law

    Victor Davis Hanson warns at National Review Online that an unwillingness to follow the law leads to serious negative consequences. What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment — the shame of arrest, fines, or imprisonment — more often makes…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    Kavanaugh’s potential D.C. circuit replacement

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller offers insights about the woman who might take Brett Kavanagh’s place on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump is reportedly considering Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), for a seat on the U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Gregory Childress reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House District 1 election. The Daily Journal explains that a partisan election battle masks the general collegial character of the N.C. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2018
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    Supreme Court candidates face off in unusual three-candidate forum

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports on the 3-person race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. The candidates participated in a forum earlier this week, hosted by the Triangle chapter of the Federalist Society. The candidates are Barbara Jackson, Chris Anglin, and Anita Earls. Democrats hold a…
    Donna Martinez, October 25, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Federalist Society’s forum this week for the three candidates seeking a seat on the N.C.Supreme Court. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why it’s important to distinguish between carbon and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the global warming debate.
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2018