Law

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    Lucky to Be Here, Asset Forfeiture Edition

    In former times, back before Covid and the government’s response put a damper on my optimism, I published a series of blog posts and research briefs in which I discussed some of the many reasons I feel lucky to live in North Carolina. (See here, here, here,…
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2021
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    How judges and justices in North Carolina can lose their jobs

    Judges and Supreme Court Justices are elected to fixed terms in North Carolina. However, circumstances sometimes require that they be removed before their terms are over. There are three ways to removed judges or justices from office in North Carolina. The first, according to Article IV…
    Andy Jackson, September 20, 2021
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    Mischief-Makers

    Perkins Coie is a powerful, Democrat-affiliated law firm. Perkins Coie led the national effort to eliminate protections against fraud and ballot harvesting in last year’s election, and Perkins Coie engineered a settlement that did just that in North Carolina. Overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the General Assembly had approved special Covid rules…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the General Assembly finalizing a bill blocking the state attorney general from taking part in collusive lawsuit settlements. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s most recent veto shows that he’s “all in” for support of Critical Race Theory.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    Locke’d and Loaded: Democrats Seek to Overturn 2018 Voter ID Amendment in North Carolina

    Four Democrat justices on the North Carolina Supreme Court could become the “Usurper Four” if they manage to remove two of their colleagues from a case involving constitutional amendments that were approved in 2018.
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the state Supreme Court’s decision to allow some felons to vote in upcoming elections. John Hood’s CJ Opinion asks what’s more democratic than an election.
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican lawmakers firing back after a judge issued threats regarding his state school funding order. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion asks whether common ground can be reached in teaching history.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2021
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    Biden Versus the Supreme Court in 2022

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner labels the U.S. Supreme Court the Biden administration’s top 2022 opponent. President Joe Biden’s sweeping liberal policy priorities already face a recalcitrant Senate. But he is increasingly finding his agenda at odds with another adversary: the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s decision…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2021