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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina was the first state to lose an incumbent congressman in a 2018 primary election. Eight incumbent legislators also lost primary contests. Rick Henderson assesses these and other results in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders compares North Carolina to its neighbors when…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2018
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    Newest justice might be slowing Supreme Court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner probes Justice Neil Gorsuch’s possible role in slowing the U.S. Supreme Court’s output. [The] Supreme Court is turning its blockbuster docket of cases into a cliffhanger, as it’s been slow to release decisions this year and will likely cram the major cases…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    Fund warns about powerful legal group pushing ‘poltically correct’ agenda

    John Fund warns National Review Online readers about the questionable actions of the American Law Institute. For nearly 100 years, the 3,000- member American Law Institute has exercised enormous influence through what it calls “Restatements” of the common law. Many judges, lawyers, and scholars rely on it for…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on emotional reaction to Wednesday’s planned teacher walkout. Dan Way reports a U.S. Energy Department’s recent comments in Raleigh that the United States is nearing energy independence. The Daily Journal focuses on two academic scholars with different views about partisan…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2018
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    Politico probes a liberal legal titan’s ties to Trump

    Unlikely Trump defender Alan Dershowitz, the liberal Harvard law professor, has raised eyebrows in recent months. Evan Mandery of Politico explains. “People everywhere ask what happened to him,” said Nancy Gertner, a former federal judge and lecturer at Harvard Law School who has known Dershowitz for years. “I…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2018
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    Experts offer advice about North Carolina’s judicial selection process

    The John Locke Foundation and Western Carolina University’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise co-sponsored a panel discussion this week on the future of judicial selection in North Carolina. Should we stick with partisan elections? Return to nonpartisan elections? Replace elections with an appointment process? Appointments by the governor?…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2018
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    Dangerous precedent set by raid targeting Trump lawyer

    John Dellaportas explains in a Federalist column why he believes the recent federal raid involving President Trump’s private lawyer could have long-term negative consequences. The federal court conviction rate in 2015 was 99.8 percent; in 2014, 99.76 percent; in 2013, 99.75 percent. In 2015, there were 20 federal…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2018
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    Civil liberties and partisan hatred

    David French warns National Review Online readers that partisan hatred threatens cherished constitutional freedoms. In more than two decades of advocacy for free speech, I’ve learned that it’s easy to persuade Americans to respect the civil liberties of people they disagree with. It’s much, much more difficult to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2018