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    Supreme Court punts on controversial Harvard admissions case

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest developments in the case of prospective Asian-American students challenging Harvard’s admissions policies in court. The Supreme Court on Monday delayed deciding whether it will hear a constitutional challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices, which urges the justices to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2021
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    Breyer’s Exit Could Lead to a More Conservative Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explores the potential consequences of liberal Justice Stephen Breyer leaving the U.S. Supreme Court. The recent left-wing push for Justice Stephen Breyer to retire in favor of a younger liberal justice is likely to make the Supreme Court more conservative, at…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on disturbing recent comments from the judge in North Carolina’s Leandro school-funding lawsuit. A new CJ Opinion explains why a legal setback doesn’t mean the end of the road for a doctor challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Terry Stoops’ CJ…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021
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    California Ruling Gives Supreme Court Good Reason to Address Gun Rights

    Mark Overstreet explains in a Federalist column how a recent court ruling from California could have an impact on Second Amendment law. Last week, in Miller v. Bonta, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” such as the ubiquitous AR-15, as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Federal Appeals Court Splits Along Party Lines in Ruling Against N.C. Legislators

    The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split, 9-6, Monday in a decision rejecting N.C. legislators’ plea to intervene in a voter ID lawsuit. All nine Democratic appointees to the Richmond-based appellate court ruled against the Republican lawmakers. All six Republican appointees signed on to dissents that would have…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2021
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    Supreme Court Could Have Final Say on H.R. 1

    If Congress manages to approve the sweeping federal election takeover envisioned in H.R. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court should respond. Nathan Lewin explains why in a Federalist column. If Congress were to enact such a sweeping law – replacing election laws in all states – it would be…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2021
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    Supreme Court Could Dive Into Diversity Debate

    Kenny Xu writes for City Journal about the U.S. Supreme Court’s possible consideration of a case involving discrimination in college admissions. The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to take up the long-awaited Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard case, which pits Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process against a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2021
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    Defunding Police Carries Consequences for Missouri

    Eric Schmitt writes for the Washington Examiner about one state’s experience with efforts to scale back police work. Last year, in the city of St. Louis, we saw a 50-year high for murders: 262 people were murdered in the city. The vast majority, more than 90%, of those…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2021