by Stephen Ware, a law professor at KU, in Lawrence, Kansas.
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Important North Carolina Supreme Court Races
Four of the seven seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court are up for election this year.
This passage from the News Observer gives a flavor for some non-partisan judicial elections:
"Lewis, an N.C. Central University law school alumna who has clerked for Democrat Dan Blue when he was speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, campaigns as a Republican in the nonpartisan race...Though judicial races are nonpartisan, the field of three will be narrowed during the primary election. Republican Party leaders have said they are considering endorsing candidates this year in the statewide judicial races."
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/04/3759010/nc-supreme-court-races-draw-political.html#storylink=cpy