Law (page 6)

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    Unanimous Appeals Court rules against Cooper in latest dispute with General Assembly

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Gov. Roy Cooper in his ongoing legal dispute with state legislative leaders. In this case, appellate judges agreed that the General Assembly has full control over use of federal block grant funds,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is pursuing the governor’s office next year. Meanwhile, multiple candidates from both major parties are pursuing Forest’s job. Rick Henderson discusses recent developments in the lieutenant governor’s race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes Democratic presidential candidates’ plans…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2019
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    Conservative ‘progressive’ justice reforms

    Lars Trautman writes for the Washington Examiner about the conservative nature of some purportedly progressive criminal justice proposals. The term “progressive prosecutor” has catapulted into the national consciousness and has dominated discussions about prosecutorial reform that it has become nearly synonymous with the idea of reform itself. The…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    National Review not heading to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Editors at National Review Online explain their disappointment with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that hits close to home. We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up our appeal in the case of National Review Inc. v. Michael E. Mann, and we can…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Robeson County’s return to a controversial asset forfeiture program with the federal government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs more businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    Janus wants his money back

    Yuichiro Kakutani reports for the Washington Free Beacon on Supreme Court victor Mark Janus‘ latest courtroom battle. The Illinois man who won a landmark Supreme Court case that struck a blow against government unions is back in court fighting to recover the money seized from his paychecks,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2019
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    Supreme Court term limits considered

    John Fund of National Review Online supports the notion of limiting U.S. Supreme Court justices’ terms in office. Liberals live in a state of semi-panic that [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg will leave the court and give President Trump the chance to name a third Supreme Court justice and put…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2019
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    “They discredited the entire Indiana judiciary.”

    That’s what the Indiana Supreme Court said about three lower court judges who were involved in a brawl at an Indianapolis White Castle last spring. The South Bend Tribune has the story: Three Indiana judges … have been suspended without pay after the Indiana Supreme Court determined…
    Jon Guze, November 22, 2019