Former Supreme Court Justice Franklin Freeman

A 50th Anniversary dinner event celebrating North Carolina's district courts was held in Raleigh at the NCSU Talley Center on November 10. The event featured remarks by Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda McGee and a keynote address by former Supreme Court Justice Franklin Freeman. The two-hour event was hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society and memorialized in a UNC School of Government blog post that listed the district courts as one of five things for which to be thankful.

The blog author wrote, "I am constantly impressed by the men and women who serve on the district court bench. They are wise, dedicated public servants who deal daily with some of society’s most intractable problems, including crime, mental illness, substance abuse, and intergenerational poverty."  

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