People in Politics September 20, 2014 Print
People In Politics
Friday, 19 September 2014 08:03

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The November ballot will be full with an assortment of races for North Carolinians to decide, but some may not realize that four seats on the state Supreme Court are up for grabs. This week we look at the candidates seeking those four seats, which were the focus of a Triangle candidate forum moderated by People in Politics host Donna Martinez. First up is the race for the Chief Justice seat on the court. Current Chief Justice Mark Martin is seeking a full term and faces Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis. We hear Martin's discussion with Martinez, including his views on the key challenges facing the state's justice system. Judge Lewis had confirmed her attendance but cancelled in the hours before the event. Then Martinez talks with the two candidates for the seat now held by Justice Bob Hunter. Hunter and his opponent, Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV, discusses the differences and similarities in their qualifications. Next are comments from candidates Justice Robin Hudson and Superior Court Judge Eric Levinson. The two are vying for the seat now held by Hudson. They discuss their judicial philosophy and the impact of outside groups on judicial races. And finally, Martinez moderates the discussion between Justice Cheri Beasley and attorney Mike Robinson. Both are vying for the Supreme Court seat now held by Beasley. 

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 08:05