Wake Forest, N.C. – Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby spoke to a group of approximately 300 students at Wake Forest High School on November 2. His hour-long talk covered a vast array of topics like U.S. and N.C. history, government power in relation to individual liberty, and the operations of the N.C. Supreme Court. In addition, he presented the audience with a set of facts and asked them to think through how they would apply the law if they were a sitting judge.
Toward the end of his presentation, Justice Newby conducted a question and answer session during which students asked direct questions and received candid feedback. Students asked Justice Newby for a suggested reading list and for personal anecdotes about his most interesting cases. Justice Newby finished his talk by encouraging the students not be defined by high school social structures and challenged them to think about big ideas.