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    Carolina Journal: Managing Attorney at UNC Center for Civil Rights Fired

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on big news out of the Center for Civil Rights.  Mark Dorosin is losing his job as managing attorney at the UNC School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights. Dorosin was terminated from his position, and UNC Board of Governors member Steve Long says…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2017
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    Kagan believes high court thinks more like Scalia than Breyer

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports on an interesting observation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court is by-and-large a textualist court, having adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial reasoning. At the Chicago-Kent College…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Trump thinks he’ll get three more Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on President Trump’s reported expectations for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices before the 2020 presidential election, he reportedly told aides. The president believes Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
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    Scalia’s rhetorical skills remembered

    Mona Charen devotes a National Review Online column to a new collection of speeches from the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Antonin Scalia was not just a great stylist for a jurist, he was a great writer for a writer. Most of his work though, obviously,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a recent interview with constitutional analyst Ilya Shapiro of the libertarian Cato Institute. He highlights key developments from the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest term and looks ahead to big cases in the year ahead. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal focuses on college campus rules that…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2017
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    Congress could address mens rea reform

    Charles Fain Lehman reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a piece of federal legislation that should interest those interested in reforming “mens rea” standards. The most technical bill to be introduced focuses on a more wide-reaching—and possibly more impactful—concern than drugs or mandatory minimums. The…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    McConnell and the slow pace of judicial confirmations

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to the current slow pace of federal judicial confirmations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to assuage the concerns that conservative activists have raised as late regarding the languid pace of judicial…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a meeting designed to streamline future UNC system Board of Governors meetings. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal offers tips for keeping politics out of judicial redistricting.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2017