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Folwell’s fight against hospitals extends to CON challenge at N.C. Supreme Court

The latest chapter in N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s feud with state hospitals involves a new friend-of-the-court brief at the state Supreme Court. Folwell supports a New Bern eye surgeon’s challenge of state certificate-of-need restrictions.

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New Bern eye surgeon urges N.C. Supreme Court to address certificate-of-need dispute

An eye surgeon in New Bern is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up his challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need law. He argues CON restrictions violate his state constitutional rights. Dr. Jay Singleton’s latest appeal follows the N.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous June 21 decision dismissing his case. The John Locke Foundation, which oversees...

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Judge denies Stein’s latest request to block potential prosecution for campaign lies

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles has denied N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s latest request in his lawsuit challenging a state law against campaign lies. Eagles will not block her earlier ruling against Stein while he continues his appeals.

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. Kokai offered these comments during the Aug. 12, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Final briefs pave way for N.C. Supreme Court’s latest take on long-running Leandro case

Documents filed late Friday afternoon with the N.C. Supreme Court offered what could be the final written words in the latest stage of the Leandro education funding lawsuit. The state’s highest court will hold oral arguments Aug. 31 to consider the latest Leandro dispute.

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Stein asks judge to block ruling, cites state elections board’s investigation

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein has asked a federal judge to block her own ruling against Stein in his challenge of a state law against campaign lies. The attorney general cites newly released evidence from a state elections board investigation of his 2020 campaign.

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Federal Appeals Court denies Democrats’ bid to block Green Party from N.C. ballot

The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has denied a motion from two Democratic groups that tried to block the Green Party from appearing on the N.C. general election ballot. The decision paves the way for Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh to compete in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

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National GOP group supports Greens’ bid for ballot access

A national Republican group working to help elect Ted Budd to the U.S. Senate is urging the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject Democrats’ efforts to keep the Green Party off North Carolina’s election ballot. The National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a motion Thursday in Richmond to submit a friend-of-the-court brief. The brief...

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Stein to appeal ruling against him in challenge of N.C. law against campaign lies

Lawyers for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein and two other plaintiffs plan to appeal this week’s ruling against them in U.S. District Court. They want federal courts to throw out a 1931 state criminal law against campaign lies. The one-sentence notice of appeal arrived Wednesday in the federal court.

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Federal judge rejects Democrats’ request, questions their role in Greens’ ballot battle

Democratic groups attempting to block the N.C. Green Party from the state’s election ballot “do not appear in this court with clean hands.” That’s the assessment of U.S. District Judge James Dever. He issued an order Wednesday denying Democrats’ request that he block — or stay — his own Aug. 5 ruling placing Green Party candidates on the general election ballot.

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