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    Unanimous N.C. Supreme Court Rules Schools Can Be Sued For Failure To Stop Harassment

    Carolina Journal reports on a ruling from North Carolina’s Supreme Court that could have far-reaching impacts. A unanimous N.C. Supreme Court has ruled that public school students can sue their school board for ignoring harassment from other students that blocks their access to a sound basic education. Chief Justice…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2021
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    Chief Justice Newby’s Task Force To Look at Childhood Traumas That Push Kids Into Court

    One of my childhood friends was a boy who lived down the street. At the time I didn’t understand why his personality changed whenever we entered his house to play. Outside his house, or inside mine, he was a talkative and happy kid who was wicked smart. Inside his house,…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2021
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    Cheri Beasley Reportedly Running for Senate

    The News & Observer reported today that former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley will likely be running for the Richard Burr’s Senate seat. Richard Burr will not be running for election, which will leave his seat up for grabs in 2022. the N&O‘s Brian Murphy reports:…
    Brenee Goforth, March 18, 2021
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    Split Decisions Ahead For NC’s Supreme Court? Maybe Not.

    Voters in 2020 gave Republicans more seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court, including elevating Republican Paul Newby to the Chief Justice seat. But Democrats maintain a 4-3 political advantage on the court. So what does it mean for future rulings? That’s the question addressed by Mitch Kokai, the…
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    Republicans Make Surprising Strides in NC Judicial Races

    Election season this year has been like no other. Americans are still raising questions about the presidential race, and control of the US Senate hangs in the balance of one state, Georgia, as it goes into a runoff this year. North Carolinians are facing an additional election anomaly in the…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2020
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    Tuesday 10 am Update: Paul Newby Leads By 367 Votes In Chief Justice Race

    UPDATED AT 10 AM: Can it get any closer? The State Board of Elections website shows that the last vote count added to the Election 2020 total occurred Tuesday morning. In the race for Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Republican Paul Newby maintains a lead of…
    Donna Martinez, November 17, 2020
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    Don’t Overlook Judges on Your Ballot

    North Carolina is in the midst of the election season. While much conversation is focusing on executive elections like president and governor or legislative races like those for the General Assembly, one elected branch of government in this state is often overlooked: the judiciary. In North Carolina, the citizens elect…
    Brenee Goforth, October 13, 2020
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    N.C. Supreme Court Candidates Share Their Beliefs

    On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Federalist Society hosted a forum with the candidates for the three contested seats this year in the North Carolina Supreme Court. JLF’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Donna Martinez, moderated the event. The event began with introductions from all the candidates…
    Brenee Goforth, September 17, 2020