September 15, 2022 -
In recent years, the North Carolina Supreme Court has addressed persistent injustices in the criminal legal system, including racism in jury selection. But the court could reverse course if Republicans win a majority this November.
February 24, 2022 -
With federal courts limiting the scope of protections, voting rights advocates are turning to state courts to challenge election districts for violating state constitutional rights. A recent ruling in North Carolina has given hope to voters who've filed similar lawsuits in other Southern states.
February 22, 2017 -
Independent political groups broke records for spending on North Carolina state races in 2016, more than doubling the amount spent during the last election when the governor's mansion was up for grabs.
December 9, 2016 -
It's rumored that North Carolina lawmakers will consider a bill during next week's special session to expand the state's high court by two members, giving Republicans control back after they lost it in last month's election. The move would fit a broader national trend of court packing for partisan gain.
November 11, 2016 -
Independent political spending groups have nearly doubled the total they spent in the state during the last presidential election, dishing out at least $28 million to help elect their preferred candidates. The race for governor, still without a declared winner, was especially costly.
October 27, 2016 -
A handful of outside political spending groups have invested more than $2 million in a North Carolina Supreme Court race that will determine the court's ideological balance. Business interests are backing incumbent Republican Justice Bob Edmunds, while liberal groups are lining up behind Democratic challenger Mike Morgan.
July 29, 2016 -
The race for an open seat that will determine the ideological balance of North Carolina's high court is drawing intense interest from the legal profession. Lawyers who could have business before the court have contributed almost half of Republican incumbent Justice Bob Edmunds' campaign funds while sending a smaller amount to Democratic challenger Mike Morgan.