Race is on for Supreme Court Justice seats

As noted in the N&O,  Justices Robin Hudson and Cheri Beasley — both of whom are running for re-election to the state Supreme Court — are hosting a “combo-fundraiser” tonight at the Advocates for Justice building, bringing in some signature supporters including former N.C. Chief Justices Henry Frye, Burley Mitchell and James Exum, former Court of Appeals Judges Sidney Eagles Jr. and K. Edward Greene, Cressie Thigpen, David Kirby, Roger and Wade Smith, Phil Baddour, Doug and Peggy Abrams and Janet Ward Black.

But Hudson and Beasley are not the first to kick-off fundraising for the four Supreme Court slots up for grabs in 2014. They’re more likely playing catch up to Justice Mark Martin, who by the end of June of this year had already raised $95,000 for his bid to be elected Chief Justice.

Read his report here.

5 Comments

  1. HunterC

    December 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    The case of the year that tells you all you need to know about voting for the NC Supreme Court next year…..

    Bumpers v. Community Bank of Northern Virginia

    In that case, Mark Martin said that corporations are more important than people.

    Beasley and Hudson dissented from the majority’s corporate servitude.

    Mark Martin needs to go.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    December 6, 2013 at 5:10 am

    You people raise hell when the right raises money for judges and justify it when the leftist judges raise money. I wonder how you look in the mirror in the morning. Anything goes for this nonprofit. Where are you Elaine Marshall? Revoke their nonprofit status. This is not raising issues.

  3. gregflynn

    December 6, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Wrong Frances X DeLusia. People have taken issue with the millions of dollars in independent spending by outside groups NOT contributed directly to judicial campaigns.

    Do you spend any time bird-dogging non-profits like Civitas who actually do run political campaign ads? Civitas spent $74,000 on radio ads for Newby with $75,000 whose origin was so confused that Civitas couldn’t decide if it came from The Federalist Society or the Judicial Crisis Network in DC.

  4. Alan

    December 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Greg,

    How dare you use facts with Frances!

  5. ML

    December 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Anyone with a brain can piece together the purpose behind Pope’s campaign to buy judges. He couldn’t eliminate public funding for judges when he was in office so he had to buy a puppet governor and puppet legislature (since he couldn’t get it done using reason and logic while he was in office bc nobody who is not on his dime agrees with him). Then you remove transparency and allow judges to be disciplined in private even though they are elected officials. Every move he’s made is to allow his money to become more and more influential since his ideology is not influential without oodles of money to persuade and mislead the public.