Public Safety

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    Pondering a Trump quarantine

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online responds to President Trump’s suggestion that he might issue a quarantine. The powers of the federal government in general, and of the president in particular, to quarantine American citizens are not cut-and-dried. The Supreme Court has long recognized that citizens of the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020
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    National Review sets defeating coronavirus as top priority

    Editors at National Review Online offers national policymakers advice about priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. If President Trump is right that the fight against the coronavirus is the equivalent of a war, we need to focus first and foremost on defeating the enemy. That means, as an urgent…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the federal CARES Act’s impact on local school district flexibility. The Daily Journal examines the Wake County sheriff’s promise of “kind,” “polite” enforcement of the county’s stay-at-home order.
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. craft alcohol businesses struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why government’s order to shelter in place is not sustainable.
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    JLF CEO responds to Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke issues the following statement in response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 executive order. It orders people across North Carolina to stay at home as of 5 p.m. Monday. Gov. Cooper has essentially shut down daily life for every North Carolinian. He’s using…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Local government power during times of emergency

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explores the extent of local governments’ emergency powers. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a premier vacation destination on the east coast, closed its borders to visitors on March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic. While border closures raise difficult constitutional problems, state…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
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    A warning about the limits of law

    Andrew McCarthy reminds National Review Online readers that legal restraints require more than just the paper on which they’re printed. Jim Geraghty posted about the decision by Dare County, N.C., to close its borders to non-residents. Is it merely a reaction, or an overreaction, to the coronavirus pandemic…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
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    Need for U.S. ‘Space Force’ described as ‘urgent’

    The latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features retired Air Force Gen. Steven Kwast’s case for a national Space Force. The reason for a space force is simple: space is the strategic high ground from which all future wars will be fought. If we do not master space,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020