NC Supreme Court http://wfae.org en Record Campaign Cash For Judges. But Are There Rules To Keep Justice Fair? http://wfae.org/post/record-campaign-cash-judges-are-there-rules-keep-justice-fair <p>Campaign finance records show $1.3 million were spent on North Carolina’s sole Supreme Court primary this year.&nbsp; It’s a dubious state record that raises concerns over the impartiality of justices relying on big dollar donations to keep their seats.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:12:09 +0000 Tom Bullock 51040 at http://wfae.org Record Campaign Cash For Judges. But Are There Rules To Keep Justice Fair? A Closer Look At 'Child Molester' Attack Ad And Where Money Funding It Comes From http://wfae.org/post/closer-look-child-molester-attack-ad-and-where-money-funding-it-comes <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 28px;">The North Carolina Bar Association has condemned an ad that attacks state Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson in her re-election campaign. The 30-second spot claims Hudson “sided with child molesters” in a case that involved GPS tracking devices. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen looks at that ad and the group behind it.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 04:10:23 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 50066 at http://wfae.org The Awkward World Of Judicial Stump Speeches http://wfae.org/post/awkward-world-judicial-stump-speeches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In seven weeks, North Carolinians will go to the polls for the state&nbsp; primary elections.&nbsp; This means candidates for all kinds of offices are out wooing voters and raising money. For those trying to become elected judges - the process is a bit strange.&nbsp; And even the candidates worry it may hurt the credibility of the state’s highest courts.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:17:36 +0000 Tom Bullock 47149 at http://wfae.org The Awkward World Of Judicial Stump Speeches Majority Of Supreme Court Seats Up For Grabs. Are They Also Up For Sale? http://wfae.org/post/majority-supreme-court-seats-grabs-are-they-also-sale <p>Later this year North Carolina voters will have a chance to do something rare – elect four of the seven justices on the State Supreme Court.&nbsp; There will likely be record amounts of money poured into those races.&nbsp; So much so that some are worried that justice may seem for sale.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Tom Bullock 45850 at http://wfae.org Majority Of Supreme Court Seats Up For Grabs. Are They Also Up For Sale? WFAE Talks: Coal Ash, 3rd-Grade Reading Law Problems, The NC Supreme Court And A New Reporter http://wfae.org/post/wfae-talks-coal-ash-3rd-grade-reading-law-problems-nc-supreme-court-and-new-reporter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's edition of </span>WFAE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Talks has a </span>newby<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He's </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Money &amp; Influence</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reporter Tom Bullock. Tom sat in for Ben Bradford, who was getting some sleep after a long and busy day of covering the Duke Energy coal ash spill on the Dan River. Tom, Lisa and Greg discuss the spill, the problems and&nbsp; uncertainty over implementation of North Carolina's third-grade reading law, and high stakes in this year's state Supreme Court election.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:29:35 +0000 Greg Collard, Lisa Miller & Tom Bullock 44501 at http://wfae.org WFAE Talks: Coal Ash, 3rd-Grade Reading Law Problems, The NC Supreme Court And A New Reporter NC Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Pre-K Restrictions http://wfae.org/post/nc-supreme-court-dismisses-case-over-pre-k-restrictions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Supreme Court Friday dismissed a case involving restrictions on the state’s pre-kindergarten programs.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>An attorney for five school districts who challenged the restrictions, Melanie Dubis, says the ruling was expected.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:11:25 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 38895 at http://wfae.org NC Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Pre-K Restrictions NC High Court Upholds Video Sweepstakes Ban http://wfae.org/post/nc-high-court-upholds-video-sweepstakes-ban <p>The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld a law banning video sweepstake games offered in more than a thousand café-type establishments statewide.&nbsp;</p><p>"Once it's ruled that it's not allowable in the state, then you'll see us start closing locations down," says Tony Whisnant, who operates four sweepstakes parlors, including on in Charlotte.</p><p>Whisnant says he's still looking through the ruling to see if there's a way to make his games legal.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:20:36 +0000 Julie Rose 17710 at http://wfae.org