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The North Carolina Supreme Court seat held by Republican Barbara Jackson (top row, second from left) is up for election this year, and Jackson faces two challengers — Democrat Anita Earls and Republican Chris Anglin, who recently switched his affiliation from Democrat. The race is already shaping up to be one of the most expensive in history, and all that money has implications for justice. (Official photo from the N.C. Supreme Court's website.)