Law

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    The Espinoza ruling and educational freedom

    Neal McCluskey argues in a Washington Examiner column that there’s more to educational freedom than winning the Espinoza case in the U.S. Supreme Court. School choice advocates are in pretty good moods right now. The Supreme Court ruled that if a state has a school choice program, it…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    An imaginary defense from the chief justice

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online puts words in Chief Justice John Roberts’ mouth. I know that some of you are calling attention to how, when the liberals have five votes without me, I sometimes let forth a mighty roar denouncing the irreparable harm to our constitutional fabric,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    National Review editors say good riddance to Blaine Amendments

    Editors at National Review Online praise a U.S. Supreme Court ruling with significant implications for school choice. It took a century and a half, but the Supreme Court finally rejected the Blaine amendments. The Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a victory for religious…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Forest v. Cooper officially filed

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper. The Republican Forest and the Democrat Cooper face each other in the 2020 gubernatorial election. This action is about the rule of law. That the chief executive must follow the law is as old as the idea…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    National Review editors take aim at the chief justice

    Editors at National Review Online share their displeasure about U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts‘ recent rulings. The Constitution does not prohibit Louisiana from requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in hospitals near where they operate. We know this fact from reading it; from the debates over the ratification…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a big win to school choice supporters. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should say no to targeted tax breaks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Examining calls for police reform

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes the high-profile push for police reform. He finds significant reasons for concern. [T]he racism narrative is driving the nation to ruin. The defamation that police are institutionally racist because America is indelibly racist has opened a potentially unbridgeable chasm. It is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020