On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates signed the U.S. Constitution and the American system of government was formed. Today, 230 years later, the North Carolina Judicial Branch is engaged in civic education to ensure that North Carolinians understand the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the role of the Judicial Branch, and the function of the North Carolina court system.
From the Kinston Free Press, by Eddie Fitzgerald
Paul Newby didn’t quite know what he was getting into when he was summoned to the N.C. Attorney’s General Office several years ago. But not long after that he would be involved in solving a 138-year-old mystery and returning an important document to the state.
In advance of Independence Day, NEWS 14's Capital Tonight looked at the role and importance of the Judicial Branch in state and federal government. Reporter Tim Boyum talked with NC Supreme Court Justices Barbara Jackson and Paul Newby.
From NCPolicyWatch.com by Melissa Boughton
The North Carolina Court of Appeals celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As the court heads into its next half century, Chief Judge Linda McGee has a lot of hopes, but the biggest is for an improved relationship between the judicial branch of government and the people it serves.
Article from Mountain Times by Brian Miller
We are taught not to judge our neighbors — that’s best left to the professionals.
Having formed in 1967, the North Carolina Court of Appeals is celebrating 50 years of upholding law in the state, currently under the leadership of Chief Judge Linda McGee, a former resident and legal practitioner of Boone.
Article from North Brunswick Magazine
It was the mid-1960’s when Judge Wanda Bryant, a fourth-grader at the time, changed history. She switched schools. Bryant was part of a small group of African American students selected to be the very first to integrate into the all-white segment of the Brunswick County Public school system.
Article written by Kyle Perrotti from www.themountaineer.com
For its 50th anniversary, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has been holding special sessions across the state, including one at the courtroom in the Historic Haywood County Courthouse.
The Mountaineer, a weekly paper serving Haywood County, reported on the Court of Appeals' 50th anniversary special sessions in Waynesville and Cherokee. Please follow the link below to read the full article.
Article by Melissa Boughton. Reposted from pulse.ncpolicywatch.org.
Court of Appeals 50th Anniversary Celebrates Current, Former Judges
The people’s working court turned 50 this year and current and former judges and staff gathered Thursday to celebrate their accomplishments.
The Court of Appeals held a special court session in Cumberland County on April 26, 2017 at the Historic Cumberland County Courthouse. A three judge panel comprised of Chief Judge Linda McGee, Judge Ann Marie Calabria, and Judge John Tyson heard two cases. The special session was held in part to celebrate the Court of Appeals' 50th anniversary.
The Court of Appeals will hold court in the Historic Cumberland County Courthouse on April 26, 2017. The legal community of Cumberland County will be joining the court on this special occasion to celebrate the court's 50th anniversary. Local residents are invited to witness this unique opportunity to see the court in action and take part in this milestone.
Article courtesy of Lenoir News-Topic. Written by Kara Fohner
When Kim Clark first applied to work at the Caldwell County Clerk of Court’s Office over 25 years ago, she said she imagined that the work would involve mostly paperwork.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals was in New Bern, NC on April 5, 2017 to hold a special session of court in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. The New Bern Sun Journal covered the event and published the news article: NC Court of Appeals celebrates 50th.
The Carteret County Times News covered the Court of Appeals special session in Beaufort, NC on April 4, 2017. The article entitled Making history: State’s appellate court holds first session in Carteret was published on April 5.
The Court of Appeals held a special session in Beaufort, NC on April 4, 2017 and WNCT-TV covered it online and in their evening broadcast.
In advance of the Court of Appeals special sessions on April 4 and 5, the New Bern Sun Journal, Havelock News and Jacksonville Daily News published the following news articles on April 3, 2017:
Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud was profiled in the Kinston Free Press in an article entitled Women in Law: Judge Donna Stroud. In the article, Judge Stroud discusses her childhood in Lenoir County, career as a lawyer and a Wake County district court judge, and her tenure on the Court of Appeals.