Law

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    The ‘defund the police’ movement killed police reform

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon documents the disturbing impact of efforts to defund police. In a little-remarked vote in early March, House Democrats passed—again—the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, their signature proposal to “reform” policing in the wake of last summer’s widespread protests. Two…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2021
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    Critic calls court’s justices ‘cowards, crooks, or compromised’

    Andrew Coy offers American Thinker readers a withering critique of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent inaction on multiple election-related controversies. Cowards, crooks, or compromised seems to be the only way to explain the decision-making of the United States Supreme Court. The Court’s unwillingness to make any decisions regarding…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2021
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    FBI corruption should prompt a cleanup

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist argues that the nation’s most well-known law enforcement agency needs an overhaul. The New York Times reported on March 27 that Syrian-born Colorado mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa had been on the FBI’s radar before he murdered 10 people in a grocery…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2021
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    “Once everyone has had full and fair opportunity to be considered, you pick on the merits.”

    The idea of race-blind justice isn’t very popular these days, but Judge James C. Ho made a compelling case for it in recent testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Judge Ho was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by Donald Trump in 2017,…
    Jon Guze, March 27, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest push to promote a community college in western North Carolina. The latest CJ Opinion highlights a high-profile murder case that offers clues about partisan divisions on the N.C. Supreme Court.  …
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2021
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    Long-time federal judge blasts media bias

    Josh Gerstein writes for Politico about an unusual opinion from a long-serving U.S. appellate judge. A federal appeals court judge issued an extraordinary opinion Friday attacking partisan bias in the news media, lamenting the treatment of conservatives in American society and calling for the Supreme Court to overturn…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2021
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    Thomas is the tops among conservative justices

    You wouldn’t know it from the press coverage surrounding him, but Clarence Thomas has the highest rate of favorability among sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices. That’s according to a new Economist/YouGov poll. Not only is Thomas the justice for whom the highest percentage of those surveyed have an opinion…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2021
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    Courts punt on final election challenge

    Bob Anderson writes for the Federalist about a final verdict in the legal battles surrounding the 2020 presidential election. On Monday, without comment, the Supreme Court ended the last of the 2020 election cases, rejecting Trump v. Wisconsin Election Commission in a one-line order. It was a quiet…
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2021