Property rights

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    CJ Commentary: Lawmakers need little time to secure major property-rights protection

    The repeal of the Map act flew through the General Assembly this year with unanimous votes in both chambers. According to JLF Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai, floor debate in the Senate lasted less than two minutes, and only one senator spoke about the repeal. Rarely anything goes through the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two former Democratic state senators have added their names to the list of those who want to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson analyzes the race’s latest developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze assesses…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    Unbelievable!

    The FBI is using puppies–PUPPIES!–to foster public support for its civil asset forfeiture program: At the John Locke Foundation, we take a more hard-headed view of the program, see here and here. H/T: Legal Insurrection.
    Jon Guze, June 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ last-ditch efforts to reform certificate-of-need rules this year. The Daily Journal highlights the importance of a recent vote to scrap North Carolina’s Map Act.
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A merger between Aetna and CVS could expand retail health care options in North Carolina and across the country. Meanwhile, a tool called Medibid is helping to connect doctors and patients through online auctions. Jordan Roberts discusses these health care innovations during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate votes to repeal Map Act, bill goes to governor

    “The Map Act’s days may be numbered,” writes Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello in her article on the Map Act and the prospective eminent repeal of it. She reports that the North Carolina Senate unanimously voted June 12 to repeal the Map Act, a law which bars property owners from…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2019
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    The danger of ‘unexplained wealth orders’

    Walter Olson writes for the Washington Examiner about a frightening new policy across the pond. It’s like, “Your papers, please,” but for things you own. Authorities in Britain have begun trying out a new police power called unexplained wealth orders under a law that took effect last year.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019