Law

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    Gorsuch issues warning about Supreme Court unlimited by Constitution

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner reports a recent assessment from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Justice Neil Gorsuch is firing back at the critics of his judicial philosophy, some of whom sit alongside him on the Supreme Court, who believe the Constitution should be interpreted differently…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Democrats divide on Kavanaugh

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon writes about Democratic presidential candidates’ division over potential impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The latest issue dividing Democratic moderates from the party’s progressive wing is whether to press for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Against federal court packing

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts a high-profile columnist’s recommendations for the future of the federal judiciary. Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times has written a brief for federal court-packing — not only of the Supreme Court but of the federal judiciary at large — a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    National Review editors ponder the Kavanaugh smear

    Editors at National Review Online look into the latest attacks on the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. The New York Times had a significant story to tell about Brett Kavanaugh. It’s this: In a new book, the Times reporters produced new evidence that profoundly undermined the central claims…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Opioid maker reaches tentative settlement, but fight far from over

    This week, JLF’s Julie Havlak reported on Purdue Pharma’s potential settlement with more than 2,000 local governments, tribes, and states over the company’s promotion of its product Oxycontin, heavily connected to the opioid crisis. Havlak explains the settlement: Purdue Pharma is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and, under…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina took another step toward cleaning up the state’s criminal code with the recent approval of Senate Bill 584. Mike Schietzelt explains the significance of the latest legislation for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential significance of the recently enacted…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt Quoted in The Insider on Criminal Code Reform

    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt was quoted in The Insider, a subscription service news/aggregation service published by the News & Observer for influencers in North Carolina. The piece covered the latest criminal recodification reform, Senate Bill 584, which requires rule-making bodies – such as local governments, state agencies, and licensing boards…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
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    Things could always be worse!

    Last week, CTV reported that, “The Federal Court has ordered Air Canada to pay a total of $21,000 to two francophones for repeated violations of their language rights including seatbelts on which the instruction to “lift” the buckle was marked only in English.” From the CTV story: Michel Thibodeau…
    Jon Guze, September 6, 2019