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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 the UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as a law degree and master's in business administration from Georgia State University.

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Court packing in coal country

January 24, 2019 - Legislators in Kentucky and West Virginia are discussing constitutional amendments to give governors unprecedented control over choosing judges, who are currently elected. The moves are part of a broader trend of Republican politicians asserting more control over the judiciary.