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Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

In this 2014 file photo, women protest anti-abortion rights laws passed by North Carolina Republicans. With the US Supreme Court expected to undo Roe V. Wade, elections for the state legislature and the governor's office could be enormous in NC. (Shutterstock)
Abortion Would Still Be Legal in NC if Roe Falls—But Marginalized Communities Will Suffer

Future access to abortion rights in North Carolina will very likely hinge on who wins the state legislature and the governor’s office. 

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia "Ginni" Thomas arrive for a State Dinner in 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
NC Rep. Deborah Ross Among Democrats Demanding Action on Supreme Court Scandal

Ross, a North Carolina attorney, says it is “imperative” that the US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas avoid conflicts of interest involving the Jan. 6 insurrection. 

'I am not importing my personal views or policy preferences,' Ketanji Brown Jackson repeated over the course of Tuesday's pointed questioning, as one after another, GOP senators questioned her personal politics and her record. If confirmed, Jackson would be the only Supreme Court justice with experience as a public defender, representing poor clients in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Biden Chooses a ‘Proven Consensus Builder’ to Be the First Black Woman on US Supreme Court 

Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman and public defender ever nominated to the court.

Organizations and individuals gathered outside the US Supreme Court in 2019 argue the manipulation of district lines is the manipulation of elections. Gerrymandering has been a major concern in North Carolina for decades running.
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NC Inches Closer to Ending Gerrymandering Battle. But a Fight Remains.

We may be closer to a resolution, but Gov. Roy Cooper offered a blistering criticism of a state Senate legislative voting map he calls “blatantly unfair.” 

South Carolina's J. Michelle Childs has the support of Democrat Rep. James Clyburn and the GOP's Sen. Lindsey Graham to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. But a record of fighting discrimination and labor lawsuits while she was in private practice is prompting pushback from worker advocacy groups. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
SC Judge Could Be the First Black Woman on the Supreme Court. Her Labor Record Has Sparked Concerns.

South Carolina Judge J. Michelle Childs has a chance at the US Supreme Court, but labor and discrimination cases may cloud her shot.