Law (page 7)

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    The Right AOC on Point: Cooper faces no check from current N.C. Supreme Court

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why the current membership of the N.C. Supreme Court does little to check Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive overreach. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2020
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    Trump’s federal ‘surge’ against violent crime in cities

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online assesses President Trump’s plan to deploy federal law enforcement agents in troubled cities. … [T]here was no need to re-create the wheel here. There is abundant law that gives federal agencies jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute violent crime. Just as significantly, the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2020
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    Lawlessness, not law, hurts Portland

    David Harsanyi writes for National Review Online about problems plaguing Portland. Despite some occasional looting, chaos, property damage, trespassing, rioting, graffiti, assaults, arson, and general mayhem, the media consistently assures us that Antifa “protesters” are “largely peaceful.” And since the majority of buildings in Portland, Seattle, and Denver…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2020
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    A real climate conspiracy led by state-level attorneys general

    Jordan McGillis documents for the Washington Examiner a legal controversy surrounding climate change. Keith Ellison and Karl Racine, attorneys general of Minnesota and the District of Columbia, respectively, filed fraud charges this June against fossil fuel companies and alleged co-conspirators for participating in public discourse on climate change.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2020
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    Split Appeals Court continues to deny murderer’s claim of racial discrimination in jury selection

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has denied a Columbus County man’s attempt to have his murder conviction thrown out based on racial bias in jury selection. This morning’s decision in State v. Campbell marks the second time the Appeals Court has rejected the claim…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2020
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    Winner of landmark gun-rights case considers return to court

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon explains why Dick Heller’s name might return to the national headlines. The man at the center of a landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down major gun-control laws may be back in court to challenge Washington, D.C.’s handling of Second Amendment…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2020
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    National Review editor pleads for more police

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains why some American communities need more, not fewer, police officers. New York City needs more arrests. More arrests in the subways. More arrests in housing projects. More drug arrests. More arrests of gang members. And it isn’t alone. If there’s one…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the direct impact of Gov. Roy Cooper’s order to keep N.C. bowling alleys closed. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes between the number of COVID-19 infections and the number of confirmed cases.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2020