Law

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    A celebration of Citizens United’s 10th anniversary

    John McCormack of National Review Online honors a milestone anniversary for a significant U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Ten years ago, the Supreme Court overturned portions of a federal law that empowered government to dictate how Americans who were not connected to any candidates and political parties could practice…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2020
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    Split Appeals Court panel denies convicted murderer’s attempt to use racial-bias excuse

    In a 2-1 ruling, the N.C. Court of Appeals denied a convicted Columbus County murderer’s attempt to escape punishment. He claimed racial bias during jury selection tainted his trial. The case involves Antiwuan Tyrez Campbell, convicted in 2017 of first-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Allen Wilbur Davis Jr.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    Unanimous Appeals Court panel rejects Common Cause’s challenge of special 2016 legislative session

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a trial court’s ruling against left-0f-center activist group Common Cause’s challenge of laws enacted during a special 2016 legislative session. Most provisions of those laws were designed to restrict the power of incoming Gov. Roy Cooper. Some…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    N.C. Court of Appeals rejects suit claiming public school had constitutional duty to stop student harassment

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against Pitt County elementary school students who argued that ongoing bullying and sexual harassment from classmates stopped them from getting access to a sound education guaranteed by the N.C. Constitution. That decision reversed a lower court, which…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Liberal academic targets academy’s anti-GOP bias

    Jonathan Turley writes for The Hill about fellow academics’ attacks on him after he offered congressional testimony favoring Republicans. American journalist H.L. Mencken once observed, “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting topics of 2019. Terry Stoops dissects efforts to fix North Carolina’s broken school funding system. Jon Guze highlights North Carolina’s strong state protections against civil asset forfeiture abuse, along with proposals to ensure that local…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2019