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Lewis Backs Out Of Court Candidates Forum

The Federalist Society held a major forum this week for candidates seeking office in the North Carolina Court System. Regrettably, I was unable to attend, but it looks like the event was a great success:

.@TriangleFedSoc’s #NCSupremeCourt Candidate Forum was engaging & informative! #vote #Nov4 @abbyhope @LetFr33domRing pic.twitter.com/O4GlIkyA01

— Federalist Society (@CampbellFedSoc) September 18, 2014

We’ve covered some of the main races here on the blog, including the interesting Supreme Court Justice race. Both Supreme Court Justice candidates (Justice Mark Martin and Judge Ola Lewis) were invited to the forum, however it looks like Judge Ola Lewis backed out due to an ‘unspecified’ conflict:

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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: Chief Justice Race Updates

For those following along, I’ve been outlining and looking into the Supreme Court races in North Carolina this year.

The NC Supreme Court Races
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race
NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Part 2

I have some updates to report. I have received some communications from Justice Martin and from Judge Lewis. With regard to some of the media reports I recounted in the article NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race, Judge Lewis weighed in. Continue reading

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NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Part 2

In the past week, I’ve been covering the NC Supreme Court races. In the first installment, I laid out who the candidates were and talked briefly about some last-minute changes to the line ups in those races. In the second installment, I covered one of the candidates running for the Chief Justice position – Judge Ola Lewis. This article will deal with the other candidate running for the Chief Justice spot, Sr. Associate Justice Mark Martin. Continue reading

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NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race

In my previous article, The NC Supreme Court Races, I outlined the main events and the candidates in each one. In this installment, I’ll be looking at the Chief Justice race. The current Chief Justice is Sarah Parker, who will be retiring this year on her 72nd birthday as per North Carolina state law. Running for this top position are Mark Martin and Ola Lewis. Whichever candidate is elected will serve for the next eight years. Here’s a closer to look, starting with ladies first. Continue reading

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