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Billy Corriher

Contributing Writer

Billy is a contributing writer for Facing South whose work focuses on judicial selection, voting rights, and the courts in North Carolina. He has also written about these issues for ThinkProgress, The Hill, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and the News and Observer. He has been interviewed by NPR’s "Fresh Air" and other media outlets. His book is titled, "Usurpers: How voters stopped the GOP takeover of North Carolina courts." Billy also contributed to the 8th edition of Governing States & Localities. Before attending law school, he was a reporter for the Clayton News-Daily in Georgia. Billy received his bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as a law degree and master's in business administration from Georgia State University.

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Articles by Billy

Supreme Court could give legislatures unprecedented control over elections

July 7, 2022 - The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a fringe legal theory that would give state lawmakers even more leeway to gerrymander, suppress voters, and possibly overturn presidential election results. Four conservative justices agree with the theory, and the appeal out of North Carolina will reveal if the court's majority does. A proposed constitutional amendment could provide a fix.

Southern judicial elections hint at big spending this fall

May 26, 2022 - Republicans and corporate interests spent large sums on recent appellate court elections in Arkansas and North Carolina. Incumbents fended off the challenges, but the results set the stage for multimillion-dollar judicial elections this fall as the GOP and its business backers prepare to spend unprecedented amounts on crucial court races.