Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby was the keynote speaker at the Association of Executives of North Carolina Winter Conference. The conference was held in RTP in February 2017 with approximately 250 people in attendance.

Justice Newby’s remarks were entitled, “Suits, Stays and Injunctions: the Role State and Federal Courts Play in Disputes Between the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government.” He spoke about the role of the judiciary in disputes over matters of law and public policy, and explained the process of adjudicating these actions in the state and federal court system.

In a question and answer session following his remarks, Justice Newby discussed the origin of human rights, separation of powers and the tension between government power and individual liberty.

“Every time government power increases, individual liberties decrease,” said Justice Newby.

Justice Newby was invited to the conference through the Judicial Branch Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is a free, public service provided by the judicial community of North Carolina. Its purpose is to inform communities statewide about the Judicial Branch and the importance of the North Carolina court system. To request a speaker for your next event, please follow the link above and complete the online request form.

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