Law (page 3)

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    Controversial federal bureau heads to high court

    Tucker Higgins writes for CNBC.com about the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of a controversial federal agency dreamed up by Elizabeth Warren. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the regulatory agency established in the wake of the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020
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    Gun-rights activists turn to Supreme Court

    Stephen Gutowski writes for the Washington Free Beacon about Second Amendment supporters’ current legal strategy. Second Amendment advocates are pursuing multiple lawsuits against gun-control measures in an effort to trigger a Supreme Court challenge that could upend decades of legislation. The Second Amendment Foundation has filed multiple gun-rights…
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020
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    Still no resolution of major 2019 N.C. Supreme Court cases

    The latest batch of opinions from the N.C. Supreme Court does nothing to resolve high-profile legal disputes addressed in my latest Daily Journal. Each of those disputes — including cases related to the now-repealed Racial Justice Act, the N.C. attorney general’s hog farm “slush fund,” and an election dispute…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s purchase of a former circus train. It sits unused in a wooded area of Nash County. The Daily Journal highlights an unusual delay in release of major N.C. Supreme Court opinions.
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation and a dozen other free-market public policy groups across the country have joined forces to support a nationally important lawsuit. It’s designed to protect workers’ rights. Jon Guze discusses the case’s significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. community colleges’ pursuit of more working-age students. The Daily Journal explains how a slow legal process has affected a challenge of N.C. medical regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2020
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    Holding AG Barr to a different standard

    Chip Roy offers Federalist readers a history lesson about the U.S. Department of Justice and politics. No one should be above the law, Republican or Democrat. Nor should our elected leaders undermine equal justice under the law. Okay, now that these obvious statements have been made, what should…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C.  Appeals Court’s decision to block voter ID indefinitely. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a federal court decision against Medicaid work requirements should help end North Carolina’s state budget impasse.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020