U.S. Supreme Court

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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai On C-SPAN: N.C. Economic Gains, Gerrymandering & More

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses recent economic gains in North Carolina and the potential national impact of U.S. Supreme Court gerrymandering cases. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2018, edition of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” WATCH. And for a look back at 2017…
    Donna Martinez, January 1, 2018
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    The University of Chicago Law Review Has Published a Special “In Memoriam” Edition Devoted to Justice Scalia

    Volume 84 Special Issue: Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016) is available online, and it’s well worth a look. Here’s the Table of Contents: Some Reflections on Justice Scalia Lillian R. BeVier Justice Scalia: Constitutional Conservative Noel J. Francisco…
    Jon Guze, December 28, 2017
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    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Two Second Amendment Cases

    Writing today at SCOTUSblog,  Amy Howe discusses a number of recent orders issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, including its decision not review two important 2nd Amendment cases: Perhaps the most noteworthy denials came in two cases involving gun rights: Kolbe v. Hogan, a challenge to Maryland’s…
    Jon Guze, November 27, 2017
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    Q&A: Supreme Court Returns to Work After Relatively Low-Key Term

    The U.S. Supreme Court returned to work in October with plenty of high-profile issues on its docket. Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, oversees analysis of the court’s last term in the latest edition of the Cato Supreme Court Review. During a recent visit to…
    Donna Martinez, October 13, 2017
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    JLF Experts Assess N.C. Judicial Redistricting, Federal Court Case

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about N.C. judicial redistricting and a federal court case dealing with partisan gerrymandering. These exchanges took place during the Oct. 8, 2017, edition of “N.C. Spin.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, October 9, 2017
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    You’re Invited To a Supreme Court Review, Hosted By The Federalist Society

    Our friends at the Triangle chapter of the Federalist Society are holding a Supreme Court review on Wednesday, July 19 over the noon hour. Details below. $10 for non-members. RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-supreme-court-review-with-ilya-shapiro-1-hour-cle-tickets-35766459443.
    Donna Martinez, July 12, 2017
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    Give People a Chance To Earn a Living

    The John Locke Foundation has for years urged reform of North Carolina’s restrictive occupational licensing rules. Our Jon Sanders has frequently made the case that North Carolina needs an alternative to occupational licensing. This National Review Online column argues that there is a role for the federal government to play…
    Donna Martinez, July 11, 2017
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Looks at Battle Over Trump’s Travel Order

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, and now JLF’s Mitch Kokai looks at the impact of the ruling linked to the Trump administration’s travel order. Which majority-Muslim countries are impacted? Kokai offered these comments during the June 30, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Watch it here.
    Donna Martinez, July 5, 2017