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On December 9, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a crucial case dealing with racial preferences in college admissions
Does our state's constitution mean what it says? That's the question asked by a recent lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court. At issue is the constitutionality of recent changes to how justices are elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The case will not only require our courts to...
The John Locke Foundation on Friday filed an amicus brief with the N.C. Supreme Court, urging the state justices to uphold an appeals court ruling in the Map Act case.
An attorney and two Wake County voters have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's new law calling for retention referendums for justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, claiming that the referendum, passed this year by the General Assembly, does not meet the definition of an election specified in...
In June, the US Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. The Court held that, under the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures, "The provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that requires hotel operators to make their registries...
The Supreme Court will have to clarify the implications of its Obergefell v. Hodges ruling with respect to the First Amendment
Diane Rufino proposes a solution to the Social Security problem, by asking Congress to legislatively define SS as a property right
A ruling by the Texas Supreme Court earlier this summer striking down an occupational licensing requirement has raised hopes that other states, including North Carolina, will move to ease job licensing restrictions.
The federal government's lawsuit against North Carolina election laws could have "extraordinary ramifications for the United States," an election law expert told a Tuesday meeting of the Campbell Law School Federalist Society.
The recent decision by the State Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of school vouchers has turned supporters toward the future and critics toward raising the volume on public discussion.
A ruling by the Texas Supreme Court earlier this summer striking down an occupational licensing requirement has raised hopes that other states, including North Carolina, will move to ease job licensing restrictions.
The N.C. Supreme Court gave a boost to school choice efforts on Thursday by declaring that the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships Program met constitutional muster.
Attorneys on both sides of the voucher issue made their case on Tuesday to the state's highest court, with Supreme Court justices considering a challenge to a Superior Court decision stating that the Opportunity Scholarship Program, offering tuition vouchers to low-income parents who removed...
You don't have to watch House of Cards on Netflix to witness political drama, intrigue and raw power plays.
Many cheered when the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that independent redistricting commissions are Constitutional.
To kick off the New Year, the Cato Institute hosted its 9th annual health policy conference, where I and other attendees were heavily briefed on the status and potential implications of King V Burwell - better known as one of the Obamacare "subsidy lawsuits."
My colleague Jon Sanders has already commented on last week's Supreme Court decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. As Jon suggests, this is a good result in many ways -- the bad guys lost, and the good guys will eventually benefit. It is...
This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v Burwell, where the plaintiffs are not seeking to challenge Obamacare, but for the federal health law to operate as written.
Today, the Civitas Institute joins the Cato Institute in asking the United States Supreme Court to clarify its role in protecting Americans from occupational licensure abuse. In a joint amicus brief, attorneys from Civitas and Cato ask the Court to grant certiorari in Vong v. Aune - a case with...
Today, the United States Supreme Court once again opted not to rule a key provision of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
In 1973, we discovered -- thanks to The Supreme Court -- that we have a "right" to abortion. In the last week, we've learned that we have a "right" to subsidized health care and a "right" to same-sex marriage.
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in Board of Regents v. Southworth that using mandatory student fees to fund student organizations and speakers does not violate the First Amendment rights of those who disagree with the content.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the Opportunity Scholarship program is constitutional.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling in King v. Burwell. The court ruled in favor of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, upholding the legality of the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court released its decision on King v. Burwell
Public schools work for Delicia Hare's 14-year-old son, but not so well for her 8-year-old son Christian Houston. Hare uses the $4,200 voucher she gets from the state's Opportunity Scholarship Program to offset some of the costs of sending Christian to Raleigh Christian Academy. She homeschooled...
The N.C. Supreme Court says the state can commence administrative preparations for the Opportunity Scholarship Program while it considers an appeal from a lower court's order that ruled the program unconstitutional.
In a decision released Wednesday, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners violated federal antitrust laws by engaging in self-dealing in ordering service providers that do not have dental licenses to cease and desist from whitening...
There was absolutely nothing surprising about the North Carolina Supreme Court's 4-3 decision to uphold the constitutionality of the state's new Opportunity Scholarship program. The outcome was welcome. The lack of surprise was disappointing.
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