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NC Supreme Court Race Turning Nasty?

y law, the current Chief Justice of North Carolina has to step down when they turn 72. The current Chief Justice passes that birthday this August, which has prompted the Governor to appoint Justice Mark Martin (who is also a candidate for the slot) to fill the void temporarily until the general election in November. This turn of events has the other candidate on the ticket making some angry sounding statements:

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McCrory Temporary Chief Justice Appointment – Justice Martin

In case you’ve missed it, a new NC Supreme Court Justice will be elected this Fall. The candidates are Justice Mark Martin and Judge Ola Lewis.  Martin already serves on the NC Supreme Court and is considered the natural choice … Continue reading

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About That General Election Ballot…

A recent set of statements made by the campaign for Judge Ola Lewis regarding ballot order are not ringing quite true. The claim is being made that the Legislature have the NC Board of Elections the right to put Justice Mark Martin’s name first on the ballot.
The authority was given to the State Board of Elections to do so, that part is true.

This claim appears to be framed like an attack on one candidate, that part is not true.

Before this thing turns into a bruhaha, let’s clarify: This is not a change aimed at any one candidate. It applies to all candidates and provides continuity by bringing the General election and the primary election ballot processes into alignment.

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NC Supreme Court Races: Hunter/Ervin Associate Justice Race

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been writing about the judicial races in North Carolina this election cycle. I ended my series yesterday with the Beasley/Robinson race, but have been asked by readers to continue on to a few other races going on. This installment, we’ll look at the Associate Justice Race between Bob Hunter and Sam Ervin IV. Both are seeking the seat being vacated by Justice Mark Martin. While these races are non-partisan on the ballot, Hunter is Republican and Ervin is a Democrat.

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NC Supreme Court Races: Beasley/ Robinson Race

This is the final installment of the series on this years Supreme Court races in North Carolina. This article will focus on the Beasley/Robinson Race. For those of you just joining, here are the previous installments:

The NC Supreme Court Races
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Part 2
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Updates
NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race
NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race PT 2
NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race PT 3
Quick Recap of the race between Cheri Beasley and Mike Robinson

This is an Associate Justice race. Cheri Beasley is the incumbent, Mike Robinson the challenger. North Carolina judicial races are nonpartisan on the ballot, however the reality beyond the ballot is that Beasley is a Democrat and Robinson is a Republican.

Beasley was a 2012 Perdue appointment. In order to retain her seat, Beasley has to run for re-election this year. Beasley was apparently supposed to have one challenger – Ola Lewis. Lewis instead decided to challenge Mark Martin for the Chief Justice spot — a race which if Martin was running alone in as Chief Justice Parker was ending due to legal restrictions on age limit. It appears that when Mike Robinson entered the race, Ola Lewis decided to hop out of that race. I covered some of this in prior articles. See NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race and NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Part 2. Continue reading

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NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race PT 3

This Supreme Court Associate Justice race involves three candidates. The sitting Justice, Robin Hudson and two challengers. There will be a primary to narrow the field down to just two candidates. The race is non-partisan in nature, however Hudson, the incumbent, is a Democrat. Her challengers are Republican. In the first installment of the Associate Justice Race, we looked at challenger Jeanette Doran. The second article looked at Eric Levinson. Today we round out this race with a look at Robin Hudson. Continue reading

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NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race PT 2

Yesterday, I continued the series covering the Supreme Court races in North Carolina in the article NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race. That piece re-capped the previous article on the Associate Justice race I had covered and included related prior articles. Here is the list:

The NC Supreme Court Races
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Part 2
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Updates
NC Supreme Court Races: Associate Justice Race
This Supreme Court Associate Justice race involves three candidates. The sitting Justice, Robin Hudson and two challengers. There will be a primary to narrow the field down to just two candidates. In the last installment, challenger Jeanette Doran was covered. Today’s piece will spotlight Eric Levinson. Continue reading

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