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    Dec
    18

    State High Court Vacates Death Row Cases

    Posted in Civitas Review, Public Safety By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court vacated all four cases filed under the Racial Justice Act.  All four convicted killers who had their sentences commuted to life without parole by now-retired Judge Gregory Weeks will go back to Death Row. One of the reasons that the ruling was overturned was that three of the cases […]

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    Dec
    18

    Gov. Pat McCrory Ends SEIU Taxpayer Subsidy

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    Governor Pat McCrory today signed an executive order that will save North Carolina taxpayers an estimated $425,000 subsidy in worker productivity by eliminating paid leave for SEANC officers and delegates to attend the SEANC annual convention. Read the entire language of the executive order: McCrory EO 84 State Employee Fairness Initiative

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    Dec
    17

    What If Trump Thinks He's Already Won?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    One of my colleagues, Demi Dowdy, and I were talking about whether Donald Trump would lead a third-party movement, which the Republican presidential hopeful has said he wouldn’t do. I said I doubted Trump, who loves "winning," would try such a bid, which would be doomed to fail.  That would  make Trump a loser, and […]

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    Dec
    17

    Supreme Court Grants PLF Admission, Allows Joint Brief in Map Act Case

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    The North Carolina Supreme Court today granted the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF)'s motion for the pro hac vice admission of the Pacific Legal Foundation's Mark Miller and a CLF/PLF joint motion to file an amicus brief in Kirby v. DOT, more widely known as the "Map Act" case. The brief was submitted […]

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    Dec
    17

    Obamacare Medical Device Tax to be Scrapped?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Let's hope so. From the N&O: A proposed Affordable Care Act tax freeze affecting nearly 100 North Carolina manufacturers would keep millions of dollars in the state over the next two years if Congress passes this week’s negotiated budget deal.    Some in Congress have had an eye on axing the ACA’s medical device manufacturing […]

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