Join CCDP and Justice Mark Davis on October 5, at 7 pm for a community conversation about the 2020 judicial races. Our courts are a critical part of the balance of powers in NC government.
Justices like to say that party labels don’t matter when they are deciding cases, and in many instances that’s true. Most opinions handed down by the court are unanimous. But in matters steeped in partisan or philosophical ideology, justices align with their like-minded colleagues, and opinions issued in recent years reflect that divide. In decisions that split along party lines, conservative justices have upheld redistricting maps, turned North Carolina’s consumer protection law on its head, weakened Fourth Amendment search and seizure protections, and sustained the private-school voucher program.
Pre-registration is required. RSVP to pre-register.
About Justice Davis
Appointment by Gov. Roy Cooper (April 2019) is just the latest chapter in Justice Davis' public service. He served as a judge on the Court of Appeals from 2012 - 2019. He was appointed to that seat by Gov. Beverly Perdue. He is active in his community, serving with organizations including the Rotary Club, the Wake County Jewish Federation, and the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program.
"The court’s newest justice has a deep appreciation for this court’s role as caretaker of the law. He understands the law exists for certain purposes: one is to maintain order while not trampling on important freedoms." -- James Exum, Jr., Chief Justice 1986-1994
"This Court has had many outstanding Justices over its two centuries. I am happy to say that Judge Davis’ education, broad professional experience, and his temperament and demeanor make him as well suited and prepared as anyone who has ever served on this Court." --Justice Burley Mitchell, Chief Justice 1995-1999
“I know Judge Davis is dedicated to his work and to serving the people of North Carolina, and I know he will continue to serve with distinction as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.” -- Governor Roy Cooper, 2017-present
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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