Law

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    Opaque liberal group ramping up anti-Kavanaugh campaign

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on the left-of-center campaign to block Judge Brett Kavanaugh from joining the U.S. Supreme Court. A left-leaning advocacy group, which plans to spend millions opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, has obscured its funding sources through an…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2018
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    Hanson identifies ‘commandments’ connected to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column for National Review Online focuses on 10 characteristics of the U.S. Supreme Court that could be considered as important as “commandments.” 1) Right to Left. The majority of post-war Republican Supreme Court nominees, who were initially perceived as conservative, turned liberal on the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2018
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    How to help voters understand the tax implications of new debt

    Do North Carolina local authorities make clear enough the tax implications of borrowing? State law requires ballot referenda  to include language authorizing payment of bonds and interest and “providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be…
    Joseph Coletti, July 17, 2018
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    Appeals Court rejects state elections board’s attempt to drop electronic pollbook

    The State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has lost another round in its court battle with a company that produces an electronic pollbook. In an unpublished opinion with limited precedential value, a unanimous three-judge panel dismissed the state board’s attempt to end a preliminary injunction. The injunction blocks…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
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    SCOTUS fight could energize GOP

    Haris Alic reports for the Washington Free Beacon that Republican leaders are using the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to activate GOP voters. The Republican National Committee is seizing the opportunity presented by the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle to energize conservative voters ahead of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
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    Soros backing major anti-Kavanaugh campaign

    Kevin Daley and Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller document left-wing billionaire George Soros’ role in the campaign to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh from joining the U.S. Supreme Court. A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
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    Supreme Court as policymaker

    Jay Cost of National Review Online ponders the consequences of U.S. Supreme Court policymaking. … [T]he role of the Supreme Court has really unhinged our politics. Not only are we fighting over fairly abstruse matters of senatorial procedure, but we are calling each other nasty names over it!…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to Raleigh’s new outdoor dining restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a state Supreme Court justice’s recent dissent helps explains the stakes in the political tug of war between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018