supreme court (page 2)

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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
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    Newt, Judicial Activism, and Solutions

    The mainstream media is apoplectic that Newt Gingrich would argue that Congress has the power to force federal judges to appear before the legislative body, even indicating that the judges be arrested if necessary. Let’s distinguish between two issues.  First, should Congress, in general, have the power to…
    Daren Bakst, December 27, 2011
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    Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Case

    The United States Supreme Court, as expected, has decided to hear the challenges to Obamacare. Oral arguments will be in March with the opinion released no later than June, 2012.
    Daren Bakst, November 14, 2011
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    A Good Day for Justice

    Daren, excellent analysis on yesterday’s campus police/religion NC Supreme Court ruling. I wrote about the situation after the appellate decision last year. Back then I was concerned that the courts would be getting into the business of deciding “How much Bible is too much?” in our state’s private…
    Duke Cheston, November 11, 2011
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    Chapel Hill and the Constitution

    Last week, the United States Supreme Court held that matching funds (or rescue funds) are unconstitutional. Chapel Hill’s taxpayer-financed campaign program has rescue funds and the town is planning on going forward with their unconstitutional rescue fund scheme, despite the Supreme Court opinion. The town attorney, Ralph…
    Daren Bakst, July 6, 2011