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Federal court throws out political donor Lindberg’s bribery, fraud convictions

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tossed out bribery and fraud convictions against prominent N.C. political donor Greg Lindberg. Appellate judges cited mistakes in the trial judge’s jury instructions that “infected” Lindberg’s convictions. The Appeals Court has ordered a new trial for Lindberg, who is serving a seven-year federal prison sentence based on...

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House passes Medicaid expansion study bill

The North Carolina House passed a bill Tuesday evening that would direct the state's health agency to come up with a Medicaid Modernization Plan. The bill lays out the fiscal requirements that the members would require in order to vote expand Medicaid to an estimated 600,000 new enrollees.

Donna King
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Scholar: The fight against CRT is one of national survival

Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson shared his experience at Harvard Law School in the early 1980s when the push to begin identifying people “by ethnic and racial groups as opposed to individual” began to take shape. The more politically moderate students graduated and went into business law, Jacobson noted, while the more radical students who studied critical legal theory went into academia.

David N. Bass
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Redistricting plaintiffs urge N.C. Supreme Court to hear new arguments as early as September

Just as the fall election campaign season heats up in September, the N.C. Supreme Court could hear new arguments in the legal battle over state election maps. That’s if the state’s highest court grants a request from plaintiffs in the election redistricting case.

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U.S. Supreme Court’s Maine education ruling could affect N.C. Opportunity Scholarship lawsuit

Marie Miller, attorney at the Institute for Justice, explains how the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine, could affect North Carolina’s lawsuit challenging the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Miller represents parents defending OSP. She argued on their behalf during a June 8 hearing at the N.C. Court of Appeals.

Mitch Kokai
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Raleigh attorney Eugene Boyce recalls his role in Watergate investigation

On the 50th anniversary of the infamous Watergate break-in, Carolina Journal revisits Raleigh attorney Eugene Boyce's recollections of the U.S. Senate investigation into the scandal. Boyce delivered these remarks on Sept. 26, 2011, in a presentation for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society.

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Extreme Injustice: Superintendent Catherine Truitt On The Importance Of Parental Feedback, Season 2, Ep. 5

In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to discuss a new parent advisory committee that seeks to get feedback on creating an education system that works for everyone.  Like what you hear? Hit subscribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn...

Donna King, David N. Bass
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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. II, Season 2, Ep. 4

Hosts David Bass and Donna King are again joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss solutions to learning loss for K-12 students, including expanded school choice.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn more at ExtremeInjustice.com.

Donna King, David N. Bass
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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. I, Season 2, Ep. 3

For the past two episodes, we’ve explored the academic, social, and mental health consequences of school shutdowns. So what about solutions? In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss a pathway forward.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss...

Donna King, David N. Bass
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Will Cooper finally try to lead?

Long ago it became apparent to me that Gov. Roy Cooper either does not care about his place in history or thinks his actions during the pandemic are enough for historians to write something of substance about his eight years as governor. Because other than managing the virus with debatable results, there is almost nothing...

Dallas Woodhouse
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Fixing our unaffordable housing market

Our aim has always been to make North Carolina the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Not only is our geographical landscape attractive to new movers, but so is our pro-business, pro-family, and pro-military political climate. As the nation struggles to keep up with inflation caused by reckless spending in Washington, we...

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Anti-Beasley TV ad pulled, but CJ citations remain unchallenged

At least two N.C. television stations have pulled a Republican campaign ad targeting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley. Beasley supporters complained the ad contained false statements, according to a CBS News report. The ad focused on three cases Beasley heard during her time as chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. Two of the three cases mentioned in the ad cite reporting from Carolina Journal. Only the third case, relying on a citation from a different media outlet, prompted the Beasley team’s complaint.

Mitch Kokai
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Longtime N.C. Rep. Grier Martin resigning from office

Longtime N.C. Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake is resigning from office effective July 8. The announcement was made during Thursday’s House session. According to WRAL, he is leaving to take a job with the Pentagon. A call to Grier's office to confirm was not returned by time of this article's publication.

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