Uncategorized

Martin to run for Chief Justice

Confirming speculation over the past few months, Justice Mark Martin announced that he will seek the Chief Justice seat on the state supreme court this fall when the current Chief Justice, Sarah Parker, is slated to retire.

Martin, a Republican who has served on the court since 2006, made the announcement in a letter, according the News & Observer:

I wanted you to be among the first to know that I have decided to to run for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina in the 2014 election. We know there will be a hard fight for the open seat created by the impending retirement of the current Chief Justice. However, with your help I believe we can give voters the clear choice that they deserve.’

Parker, a Democrat, will turn 72 next year, thus ineligible to seek another term.

 

 

Check Also

State Supreme Court rules retroactive application of teacher tenure repeal is unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that ...

State and Federal COVID-19 policy updates

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

A confidential letter delivered to the State Board of Education alleges that the school management f [...]

Historic congressional hearing examines the pandemic's disparate racial and ethnic impacts WASH [...]

At the end of an hour-long question-and-answer session with UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiew [...]

North Carolina House lawmakers will consider an elections bill today that would provide temporary fu [...]

It needs to be acknowledged at the very outset of this column that there is, of course, no way that [...]

It has been eight days since Minneapolis resident George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by Derek Cha [...]

The post Tarred Heel. appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Yesterday – the 75th Memorial Day since the end of World War II (and the first in more than century [...]