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    New group promoting Trump’s judicial nominees

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on a new effort to support President Trump’s judicial appointments. A new conservative advocacy group called the Article III Project (A3P) launched Saturday, promising to promote and defend President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees at the confirmation stage and after they take…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Why are media so blatantly deceptive about Senate Bill 359?

    To be clear, Senate Bill 359 would not affect the legality of abortion in North Carolina in any way. So why do media and opponents refer to it as an "anti-abortion bill," "abortion bill," a "new restriction against abortion," etc.?
    Jon Sanders, May 20, 2019
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    Kelo author still doesn’t get it

    Damon Root writes for Reason that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens remains unrepentant about one of his worst opinions. In 2005, Stevens, then an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, authored one of the worst SCOTUS decisions of the past 50 years. Kelo v.
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019
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    The political left and the right to counsel

    Jonathan Tobin writes for National Review Online about the political left’s disturbing attitude toward a fundamental American right. Next year, Boston will have the opportunity to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The victims in the confrontation and shooting outside the Boston Customs House have long…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Supremes split sharply on death penalty

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court’s divisions on the future of the death penalty. Pointed divisions within the Supreme Court over capital punishment reemerged Monday, as the justices issued new opinions rehashing recent last-minute death penalty appeals. The Court has barely concealed…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    Should investors care about the political giving of CEOs?

    A new working paper by Alma Cohen of Harvard, Roberto Tallarita of Harvard Law School, and Moshe Hazan and David Weiss of Tel-Aviv University finds CEOs of public companies tend to lean Republican and that public companies led by Republican CEOs tend to be less transparent in their political…
    Joseph Coletti, May 7, 2019
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    French sides with Trump in census fight

    Prominent anti-Trumper David French of National Review Online sides with the president in a legal fight involving the next census. There are times here in Year Three of the Trump presidency when I feel like I’m trapped in a nightmarish loop. From Trump’s travel ban to his national-emergency…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019