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    Trump’s most enduring legacy

    The Economist sets the noise aside and focuses on President Trump’s impact on the federal judiciary. AMERICA’S judges are supposed to be above party politics and yet are often appointed by politicians and then asked to rule on disputes that can sway elections. On January 9th federal judges…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2018
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    Politics and Democratic state attorneys general

    Todd Shepherd reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a new wrinkle in the politics surrounding state-level attorneys general. Washington, D.C.’s attorney general brought in a 527 political group, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), to help manage media outreach when the office joined with the Maryland AG…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new state government campaign to fight data breaches. Kari Travis explains why U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ renewed focus on marijuana use might not affect North Carolina. The Daily Journal explains the difference between beneficial corporate tax rate…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessments of a proposal to switch from judicial elections to a merit selection process. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights craft alcohol producers’ positive reaction to the new federal tax law.
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio looks back at some of 2017’s most interesting topics. Jon Pritchett shares highlights from his Wall Street Journal column detailing the problems linked to corporate CEOs’ political activism. Roy Cordato questions a study that suggests North Carolina’s economy benefits when…
    Mitch Kokai, December 29, 2017
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    The University of Chicago Law Review Has Published a Special “In Memoriam” Edition Devoted to Justice Scalia

    Volume 84 Special Issue: Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016) is available online, and it’s well worth a look. Here’s the Table of Contents: Some Reflections on Justice Scalia Lillian R. BeVier Justice Scalia: Constitutional Conservative Noel J. Francisco…
    Jon Guze, December 28, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Experts fear poorly designed government policies could make North Carolina’s opioid epidemic worse. Rick Henderson discusses Carolina Journal’s cover story on the issue during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders analyzes two recent reports that highlight the licensing barriers North Carolina places in the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2017
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    Partisan Justices? News & Record Cites Mitch Kokai On Record of NC Supremes

    From greensboro.com under the headline, “Not following the script,” comes this citation from our Mitch Kokai. (scroll down the piece to the next-to-last item) State legislators who believe our judges need partisan labels must be disappointed in the N.C. Supreme Court. “The last batch of N.C. Supreme Court opinions…
    Donna Martinez, December 19, 2017