Stories tagged: "NC Supreme Court"


Henry Frye, far right, with NC Central law professor Hugo Payne and Dean Daniel G. Sampson. One of 12 children born to  Richmond County tobacco farmers, Frye became the first Black person elected to the state legislature after Jim Crow, the first Black person to serve on the state Supreme Court, and the first Black person to be chief justice of that court. A history of this remarkable man makes our list of NC-centric books to gift. (Image via NC Central)
Have a North Carolina Nerd in the Family? Here Are 9 Books to Gift 

A comprehensive history of this fascinating state, the (ongoing) struggle for voting rights, and the scandal that rocked North Carolina politics: They all make our NC-centric reading list. 

Judge Lucy Inman. (Photo from her campaign website.)
‘The Truth Tellers of Our Government’: NC Supreme Court Candidate Lucy Inman on Why This Election Is So Important

Two seats are up for election on a court that could make the last call on things like abortion rights, gerrymandering, and more. 

Democratic Justice Sam Ervin IV is one of the candidates running for two crucial seats on the NC Supreme Court this year. In this 2014 file photo, Ervin speaks during a state Supreme Court forum in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
‘We Don’t Wear Different Colored Robes’: NC Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin Talks Partisanship and the Courts

Sam Ervin IV is one of the two Democrats running in one of the biggest judicial elections in generations.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Here’s How Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban Would Affect North Carolina 

Five North Carolina reps, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, cosponsored national abortion ban legislation.

The late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in a 2005 file photo. (Photo by Andrew Councill/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
North Carolina Republicans Are Overdue for a Reckoning on Jesse Helms

GOP candidates Ted Budd and Richard Dietz were booked to headline a dinner with Helms’ name last weekend. But what does Helms’ bigoted views say about them?

Crowds cheer during a 2018 demonstration against the GOP-controlled NC General Assembly's education policies, including the state's expanding private school voucher program. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
NC’s Leandro Kids Have Had Time to Grow Up and Send Their Kids to the Same Poorly Funded Schools

It’s been nearly three decades since parents charged NC's degenerate leaders with breaking their constitutional obligation to teach all children.

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A Look at How the GOP Candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court Might Vote in Abortion Cases

The North Carolina Supreme Court might be the last stand for abortion rights, and there’s a lot at stake in this fall’s election of two seats that have not attracted much attention from the public.