U.S. Supreme Court

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    LISTEN HERE: New “Head Locke” Podcast Episode: Is the U.S. Constitution Obsolete?

    Episode 12 of the official John Locke Foundation podcast, Head Locke, is out! You don’t want to miss Terry and Kory ask and discuss tough questions about our political institutions. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 61 percent of Americans believe that “significant changes are needed in the…
    Anna Manning, May 2, 2018
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    Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018
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    A potential landmark union case

    Daniel DiSalvo explains at National Review Online what’s at stake in a major U.S. Supreme Court case heard Wednesday. … [T]he Supreme Court will decide whether public-sector unionism violates the First Amendment rights of workers who refuse to join unions. The case will be one of America’s most…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2018
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    Supreme Court Blocks Lower-Court Ruling Throwing Out N.C. Congressional Map

    Breaking Thursday night, from Carolina Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower-court ruling that would have forced N.C. lawmakers to draw a new congressional election map next week. The high court granted a stay of the lower court’s ruling “pending the timely filing and disposition of an…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018
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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