• John Locke Update

    Two More Cheers for Brett Kavanaugh

    posted August 9, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Last week I quoted glowing endorsements of Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh by seven legal experts from across the ideological spectrum. Today, I want to add two more endorsements,…
  • John Locke Update

    Seven Cheers for Brett Kavanaugh

    posted August 2, 2018 by Jon Guze
    When President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was thrilled. I had read and admired his opinions for years, and, when people asked me what I…
  • Research Report

    Wind Power and the Ridge Law: N.C. Legislature Should Stop Providing Special Treatment for Wind Power

    posted August 23, 2009 by Daren Bakst
    Wind power advocates are pushing for commercial wind turbines along the mountain ridgelines - the mountains and the coast are the only locations where wind is viable in North Carolina. These commercial wind turbines can be as tall as 500 feet or the height of 50-story skyscrapers. The Ridge Law generally prohibits most tall buildings over 40 feet from being built along the ridgelines.
  • Research Report

    A Start on Malpractice: Senate legislation contains useful ideas & bad ones

    posted September 23, 2003 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    The North Carolina Senate held a special session in mid-September to pass a bill reforming the state’s treatment of medical-malpractice issues. A key element of the legislation — instigating expert review of malpractices claims before trial and imposing a related “loser pays” rule to discourage frivolous lawsuits — would be a welcome improvement. But some of the bill’s other provisions, including price controls and subsidized insurance, are much less attractive.

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