Law (page 9)

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    Justice Thomas on judicial oversight of the administrative state

    Myron Magnet explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas disagrees with court precedents linked to the growing administrative state. The Supreme Court, Thomas grumbled in the first of a series of 2015 administrative state opinions, has “overseen and sanctioned the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    National Democratic leaders want their candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race to avoid grass-roots campaigning and instead raise as much money as possible for negative ads against the Republican incumbent. That was the gist of a secret recording that emerged recently in the campaign. Rick Henderson analyzes the impact…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019
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    Mike Schietzelt on Laws of Confusing Origin

    This week, JLF’s Mike Schietzelt published a research brief that ponders the origins of three criminalized behaviors in North Carolina’s criminal code. First, Schietzelt introduces G.S. 14-83.1. Fixtures subject to larceny. The statute reads: “Any person who shall remove or take and carry away . . . any property…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2019
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    Appeals Court rules against Mecklenburg sheriff in concealed handgun permit dispute

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and ordered it to reconsider the Mecklenburg County sheriff’s office’s rejection of a concealed handgun permit for a Vietnam veteran. The appellate judges agreed that the sheriff’s office had not given Howard Duvall adequate notice of the reason for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    Appeals Court strikes down sweepstakes kiosks

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and ruled against operators of sweepstakes kiosks. The complicated case generated separate opinions from all three judges. They agreed that the challenged kiosks violate North Carolina’s ban on video sweepstakes machines. But the judges disagreed…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s cash crunch. The Daily Journal highlights the one N.C. Supreme Court case this year in which the two likely candidates for chief justice have written against each other.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge will hear arguments this month in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Jon Guze analyzes the case, including his own brief supporting the plaintiff, for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses protesters’ complaints about Gov. Roy Cooper’s energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    The Supreme Court and gun control

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon explores the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to move ahead with a gun-control case from New York City. The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not dismiss a gun rights case against New York City, rejecting the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019