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Nation’s highest court wrestles with Moore v. Harper N.C. redistricting dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court will likely wait until next June to rule on whether activist state courts can use vague provisions within a state constitution to throw out election maps drawn by a legislature. But nearly three hours of oral argument Wednesday in the Moore v. Harper case offered clues about the court’s decision. That decision should arrive next June.

CJ Staff
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NC House committee makes recommendations on recruiting women into STEM fields

The North Carolina House Select Committee on Advancing Women in STEM passed a set of recommendations to lawmakers on Dec. 6 on ways to recruit and retain more women and minorities in STEM fields. “The Committee strongly encourages public school units, North Carolina community colleges, and the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina...

David N. Bass
News

Oral arguments done in Moore v. Harper, justices appear to back middle ground

Here are the Woodshed quick takes immediately following the oral arguments. In-depth coverage from Carolina Journal will follow. This post will also be updated. A coalition of Republican-appointed justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appears to be coalescing around a middle ground that would find in favor of the North Carolina General Assembly in Moore v....

Dallas Woodhouse
News

Foxx makes top 10 list of most talkative members of Congress

C-SPAN has new rankings for the most-talkative members of the U.S. House, and one of North Carolina’s longest tenured representatives has made the top 10 list. U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, who has represented the state’s 5th congressional district since 2004, ranked 8th on the list of those who have spoken the greatest number of days...

David N. Bass

Opinion

Elections

News

GOP candidate files cease-and-desist over ‘lies’ of incumbent Kathy Manning

North Carolina's 6th Congressional District Republican candidate, Army special forces veteran Christian Castelli, claims the Democratic incumbent, Rep. Kathy Manning, is making false statements about him, and he's just filed a cease-and-desist letter to make it stop.

David Larson
News

Another poll shows Budd up 4% on Beasley

Recent polling reveals an emerging trend in favor of Republican Ted Budd over Democrat Cheri Beasley in the contest for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat. A Marist poll released Oct. 26 put Budd up 49% to 45% over Beasley among those definitely voting in the election, now less than two weeks away. The poll is...

David N. Bass
News

N.C. Dems have edge in congressional 3rd-quarter reports, but independent spending favors GOP

As the 2022 midterms near their end on Nov. 8, candidates in North Carolina’s congressional races are spending whatever resources they have to get an advantage over their rivals. And according to late-October financial reports, Democrat candidates raised more in the third quarter in every major race. Republicans, alternatively, have spent more in independent expenditures...

David Larson

Videos

Video

Locke’s Mitch Kokai analyzes Moore v. Harper N.C. congressional redistricting case

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, describes North Carolina’s Moore v. Harper congressional redistricting case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Kokai offered these comments during a Dec. 6, 2022, appearance on One America News Network.

Mitch Kokai
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King assesses Moore v. Harper redistricting case

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the Moore v. Harper N.C. congressional redistricting case at the U.S. Supreme Court. King offered these comments during the Dec. 2, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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Independent State Legislature Doctrine gives new name to established constitutional concept

Jeanette Doran, president and general counsel of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, rebuts arguments about the Independent State Legislature Doctrine, a concept tied to North Carolina’s Moore v. Harper redistricting case at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mitch Kokai
Video

Carolina Journal’s Donna King queries House Speaker Moore about education

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, about his education priorities. This exchange took place during the Nov. 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King asks Senate leader Berger about abortion bills

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, about potential abortion legislation in the 2023 N.C. legislative session. This exchange took place during the Nov. 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King

Culture

Civil Society

News

Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring