North Carolina Supreme Court http://wunc.org en Supreme Court Justice Survives Ad Blitz, More To Come http://wunc.org/post/supreme-court-justice-survives-ad-blitz-more-come <p></p><p>Two experienced judges won the right to run for North Carolina’s Supreme Court on Tuesday night.<br /><br />Incumbent Justice Robin Hudson got 43 percent of the vote and Superior Court Judge Eric Levinson got 37 percent to Raleigh attorney Jeanette Doran's 21 percent, according to the State Board of Elections.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:39:59 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35077 at http://wunc.org Supreme Court Justice Survives Ad Blitz, More To Come The TV Ad That’s Rattling The Campaign For NC Supreme Court http://wunc.org/post/tv-ad-s-rattling-campaign-nc-supreme-court <p>North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race isn’t the only one attracting lots of campaign money ahead of Tuesday’s primary.<br /><br />Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson is facing two challengers. She also faces more than a half-million dollars in negative advertisements from out-of-state funders.<br /><br />Some say money is changing the non-partisan tone of court races in North Carolina. In this race, people are talking about one particular television ad that concludes with: &nbsp;<br /><br />“Justice Robin Hudson. Not tough on child molesters. Not fair to victims.”<br /> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:47:12 +0000 Jorge Valencia 34812 at http://wunc.org The TV Ad That’s Rattling The Campaign For NC Supreme Court Outside Money Funds NC Supreme Court Race http://wunc.org/post/outside-money-funds-nc-supreme-court-race <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Elections for seats on the NC Supreme Court are purportedly nonpartisan. But one race this year is already infused with large outside donations and negative advertising. The state's highest court likely will rule on cases regarding redistricting, teacher tenure, voter ID laws and same-sex marriage in the coming year. Those contentious issues make the race for incumbent Democrat </span><a href="http://www.robinhudson.org/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Robin Hudson</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">'s seat a particularly heated one. Hudson faces Republicans&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.levinsonforjustice.com/about-eric-levinson/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Eric Levinson</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://jeanetteforjustice.com/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Jeannette Doran</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:19:43 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 34772 at http://wunc.org Outside Money Funds NC Supreme Court Race Battle Over Redistricting Lands In State Supreme Court http://wunc.org/post/battle-over-redistricting-lands-state-supreme-court <p>Opponents of the legislative and congressional districts drawn in 2011 by the General Assembly argued in court today that those boundaries should be thrown out.<br /><br />The effort to scrap the new legislative and congressional boundaries landed in the state Supreme Court today. Attorneys for groups from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice to the state NAACP told justices the boundaries for the newly drawn maps are unconstitutional. They want the court to postpone the candidate filing period for this year's elections as well as the May sixth primary date.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:43:10 +0000 Jessica Jones 28510 at http://wunc.org Battle Over Redistricting Lands In State Supreme Court State Supreme Court Justices Consider N.C. Pre-K Case http://wunc.org/post/state-supreme-court-justices-consider-nc-pre-k-case <p>North Carolina&#39;s Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday morning over whether the state&#39;s pre-kindergarten program must be expanded to reach more children.<br /><br />The justices listened to attorneys in the case over the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program, or N-C Pre-K for short. Legislative cutbacks have whittled down the number of children allowed to take part.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:13:23 +0000 Jessica Jones 24185 at http://wunc.org State Supreme Court Justices Consider N.C. Pre-K Case