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    Pew Research: Should Brett Kavanaugh Be Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court?

    It’s a big Tuesday as the confirmation hearings are set to begin for Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. In a Pew Research Center survey just after Kavanaugh’s nomination, Americans were divided: 41% said he should be confirmed, 36%…
    Donna Martinez, September 4, 2018
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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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    Redistricting….could that process change?

    Right now, the North Carolina the redistricting process is the responsibility of the legislature, but a recent US Supreme Court ruling might change that. According the the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, Arizona voters are now permitted to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission.  This means the authority…
    Sarah Curry, June 30, 2015
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    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if workers can sue over 401(k) fees

    Most of us have a 401(k) plan, but how many of us know if it’s being managed properly? That is what the US Supreme Court will be deciding, whether or not to give 401(k) participants more power to sue their plans for investments that have excessive fees. According to a…
    Sarah Curry, October 3, 2014
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    Tie vote keeps some campus police records out of public view

    In baseball, the tie goes to the runner. In an N.C. Supreme Court ruling, a tie means that you revert back to a previous ruling. With one justice not participating in the case, the N.C. Supreme Court tied 3-3 over whether the campus police at Elon University was required to…
    Barry Smith, March 8, 2013
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    Cheri Beasley picked for N.C. Supreme Court seat

    Cheri Beasley North Carolina has a new Supreme Court justice. She’s Cheri Beasley, who currently serves as a judge on the N.C. Court of Appeals. Gov. Bev Perdue made the announcement of Beasley’s appointment on Wednesday. Perdue exempted herself from her own executive…
    Barry Smith, December 12, 2012
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    Healthcare law imposes a penalty, not a tax

    Here’s the central point of the Supreme Court’s opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, regarding the healthcare mandate. Basically, the mandate is not justified by the Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause, but it does fall under Congress’s power to tax. Under the mandate, if an individual…
    Garrett Hunter, June 28, 2012