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.
November 4, 2016 -
GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch, their petrochemical company and its PAC are pouring money into North Carolina to influence state elections for governor, legislature, Supreme Court and attorney general.
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.
June 3, 2016 -
After North Carolina lawmakers' attempt to help the reelection of a conservative state Supreme Court justice failed, a business group has spent nearly half a million dollars backing his campaign in hopes of preserving the court's conservative majority.