Stories tagged: "NC Supreme Court"


Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
A Look at How the GOP Candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court Might Vote in Abortion Cases

The state 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. 

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race in November 2022. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
10 Things You Should Know About U.S. Senate Candidate Cheri Beasley

The former chief justice of North Carolina’s Supreme Court is in a nail-bitingly close race for the U.S. Senate this fall. 

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race in November 2022. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Takeaways From Election Day? Beasley’s the Big Ticket and No One Knows for Sure Who’s Running the NC GOP 

Tuesday’s primary exposed a power struggle between Trump and everyone else in NC’s GOP.  

An abortion rights rally in front of the US Supreme Court  in Washington on Saturday. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
NC’s Supreme Court Race Might Be the Most Important on the Ballot

The Democratic nominees are set, but with voting rights and abortion rights in peril, three conservative candidates are on the primary ballot.

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.” 

Voters stand in line waiting to cast ballots in  the 2020 election at a Charlotte early voting site. The future of the state's crucial voting district maps are up in the air in the N.C. Supreme Court today. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
How Fair Do Elections Need to Be? That’s the Big Question at NC’s Gerrymandering Hearing

The top court in North Carolina is getting ready to decide what has to happen to have “free elections.”

Teachers dance during a protest outside the state capitol in Raleigh, North Carolina on May, 16 2018.  Education funding has been a major concern in North Carolina in the last decade after the GOP-controlled legislature handed down steep cuts. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)
What Happens in a NC Courtroom This Week Could Change the Direction of NC

Without court action, Republicans would be all but assured of dominating action on minimum wage, education funding, abortion rights, voting rights, and more.