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Mark Martin installed as NC chief justice for 8-year term

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North Carolina's top judge says he'll keep working for the next eight years to carry out his platform of court efficiency and timely justice as he did in leading the state court system the previous four months. A standing room-only crowd of judges, five former chief justices, Gov. Pat McCrory and well-wishers of Chief Justice Mark Martin attended his installation ceremony Monday in the courtroom of the Supreme Court. Others watched video feeds at two remote locations in Raleigh. Full story...
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Outgoing justice returning to NC Court of Appeals

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An outgoing North Carolina Supreme Court justice is returning to the Court of Appeals to fill the impending vacancy of the judge who defeated him last month. Full story...
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Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

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A Republican Court of Appeals judge will join the state Supreme Court two months before he's scheduled to be on the ballot to run for the same seat on North Carolina's highest court. Full story...
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NC court candidate backed by outside group, too

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The North Carolina Supreme Court candidate criticizing how independent committees are spending money to back his rival with commercials and billboards is being supported by an outside group too. Full story...
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PPP POLL: McCrory leads Dalton by 10 points, Lt. Gov. race a dead heat

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PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Pat McCrory's lead in the Governor's race holding steady. He's at 47% to 37% for Walter Dalton with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. Those numbers are exactly identical to what they were two weeks ago. Full story...
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NC state judicial candidates gather for debate

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The eight candidates for four North Carolina appeals court seats up for election this fall talked up fairness and impartiality at a debate and avoided controversy on issues that could come up before their courts in the future. Full story...
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NC appellate court candidates gather for debate

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Candidates for four North Carolina appellate court seats on the November ballot are gathering to discuss their judicial philosophies before a group of Triad-area attorneys. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Sam Ervin IV

When you go to the poll this November, you won't just vote on political offices. You'll also choose local and state judges. Among the open judiciary seats is one on the North Carolina Supreme Court currently help by Justice Paul Newby. He's challenged by Sam Ervin IV, who currently serves on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Judge Ervin talked with us about his run for the high court and the challenges of being part politician part judge.

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