Law (page 4)

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    Appeals Court rules in favor of trooper in State Highway Patrol ‘hatgate’ case

    A unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel has ruled that a State Highway Patrol trooper should not have been fired for lying about losing his hat. In a decade-old dispute that already has taken one trip to the N.C. Supreme Court, the latest ruling calls on the Office of Administrative…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel bans voter ID indefinitely

    A unanimous, all-Democrat N.C. Appeals Court panel has decided to block voter ID in North Carolina indefinitely. A federal court already had blocked voter identification for the March 3 primary election. The state Appeals Court’s decision means voter ID will not be used — if at all — until…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Recent stories counter notion that justice is blind

    Fletch Daniels writes for the American Thinker about three disturbing cases that paint a poor picture of American justice. This was not a banner week for the idea that justice is alive and blind in America. Three separate stories converged to drive home the obvious truth that America…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    AG targets sanctuary cities

    Zachary Halaschak writes for the Washington Examiner about the U.S. Justice Department’s approach to so-called “sanctuary cities.” Attorney General William Barr announced new measures to combat sanctuary cities in what he called a “significant escalation.” Barr, 69, made the announcement on Monday at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    Guze Comments on JLF Amicus Brief for Workers’ Rights Court Case

    This week, the John Locke Foundation, along with 12 other American policy groups, submitted a joint amicus brief in support of The Buckeye Institute’s case Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine (AFUM). The groups joining the Locke Foundation to file the brief include Americans for Tax Reform, the…
    Brenee Goforth, February 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    JLF joins groups supporting nationally important workers’ rights case

    The John Locke Foundation and 12 other public policy organizations across the nation are joining forces to support a nationally significant court case promoting workers’ rights. These 13 groups are among a total of 22 organizations supporting the case for protecting workers’ freedom. The 13 organizations all have signed…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    Appeals Court orders new trial for defendant in police shootout because of prosecutor’s comments

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in the case of a man convicted in connection with his role in a Kannapolis police shootout. The court’s majority judges agreed that a prosecutor violated defendant Brandon Scott Goins’ constitutional rights. During her…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2020