Locke’s Terry Stoops reacts to N.C. Supreme Court’s Leandro arguments

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the John Locke Foundation’s Center for Effective Education, discusses N.C. Supreme Court oral arguments in the long-running Leandro education funding lawsuit. Stoops offered these comments during the Aug. 31, 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

Dr. Terry Stoops

State Supreme Court peppers lawyers with questions about $785 million Leandro spending order

The N.C. Supreme Court will decide in the days ahead whether a judge can order the state to spend an additional $785 million for education-related items. Justices also will decide whether the courts can bypass the General Assembly and order the money transferred out of the state treasury. Those are the key questions in the latest stage of the long-running Leandro school funding case. The case that dates back to 1994 returned to the state’s highest court Wednesday for oral arguments.

CJ Staff

Study: UNC Chapel Hill has 16x more Democrat professors than Republican

A recent study by the conservative site The College Fix found that UNC Chapel Hill professors were 16 times more likely to be registered as Democrats than as Republicans. The study looked at 14 humanities and STEM departments, cross referencing the first, middle, and last names of the professors with those on the State Board of Elections.

David Larson

U.S. Supreme Court filing compares UNC leaders to 1950s-era segregationists

A filing this month in the U.S. Supreme Court accuses University of North Carolina leaders of making the same types of arguments that segregationists made against the landmark 1954 ruling Brown v. Board of Education. The brief from Students for Fair Admissions marks the latest salvo in that group’s battle against UNC’s race-based admissions policy. The nation’s highest court will hear oral arguments in the case on Oct. 31.

CJ Staff

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