Law (page 7)

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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel reverses lower court, rules against McCrory appointee

    A unanimous, all-Democratic three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against David Prickett, the Office of State Human Resources employee who’s been targeted for dismissal ever since Democrat Roy Cooper replaced Republican Pat McCrory as governor. An administrative law judge had ruled in Prickett’s favor and…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel rules in favor of Revenue Department in fight with TV reporter

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a trial-court ruling favoring the N.C. Revenue Department in its public-records dispute with a Charlotte TV reporter. Reporter Nick Ochsner has been fighting the state Revenue Department in court since 2016. Ochsner accused the department of failing…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    A case that could clarify Second Amendment rights

    Mark Overstreet writes for the Federalist about a case that could help clarify constitutional gun rights. In April, in Worman v. Healey, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, upheld Massachusetts’ ban on…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Explains Why We Need Criminal Recodification

    Last week, NC SPIN published a piece by JLF’s Becki Gray on overcriminalization. According to Gray: We have more activities and actions classified as a crime, something worthy of public condemnation, than just about any state… In addition to their sheer volume, criminal laws are confusing, complicated, duplicative, and hard…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that population shifts since 2010 will affect how representative new N.C. congressional districts can be for voters in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal argues that North Carolina’s criminal code is a mess.
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2019
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    The Virginia horror was once legal and was especially bad in North Carolina

    People are rightly horrified by this news out of Virginia that a doctor performed hysterectomies on women without their consent. But last century, forced involuntary sterilization was official state policy in Virginia, North Carolina, and other states.
    Jon Sanders, November 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a law in North Carolina blocking corporations from giving members legal advice. The Daily Journal explains how upcoming N.C. Supreme Court decisions could help people make decisions in the state’s 2020 elections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    N.C. Supreme Court allows Blackbeard fight to continue

    In a 5-2 ruling, the N.C. Supreme Court is allowing portions of a Blackbeard-related lawsuit to proceed against state government. The suit involves a contractual dispute over media rights linked to recovery and use of artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, as well as search permits for an…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019