State Supreme Court justices lead effort to boost education about courts, civics

Two members of the N.C. Supreme Court are leading a new effort to emphasize civic education in North Carolina, especially education that explains the role of the court system in our constitutional system.

Associate Justices Sam Ervin IV and Paul Newby explained their work during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Ervin and Newby note both the importance of the judicial branch of government and the general sense that people know little about the way courts work.

5:50 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full presentation.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...