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Anita Earls

Sep 1, 2023

Advocates back Earls’ lawsuit over probe for speaking out

RALEIGH (AP) — Civil rights advocates and Democratic state legislators are defending and praising a state Supreme Court justice for suing to block a state ethics panel from investigating her public comments that she says are protected by the First Amendment. They spoke on Wednesday at a Legislative Building news conference in support of Anita Earls, who is the only Black woman on the court. Earl[...]

Aug 30, 2023

Earls seeks to block ethics panel probe

RALEIGH (AP) — A Democratic justice on North Carolina's Republican-majority Supreme Court want to block a state ethics panel from investigating her public comments about state courts and colleagues, saying her free-speech rights are being violated. Associate Justice Anita Earls filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the state Judicial Standards Commission. She wants a judge to declare that t[...]

Aug 7, 2018

Lawsuits target GOP amendment referendums, candidate labels

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and other opponents of legislative Republicans filed a flurry of late-hour lawsuits Aug. 6 to block referendums on constitutional amendments and to let a Supreme Court candidate disclose his party affiliation on ballots. The lawsuits filed in state court against GOP legislative leaders mark yet another round of […]

Jul 31, 2018

Democrat running for Supreme Court outraises GOP incumbent

RALEIGH (AP) Democratic North Carolina Supreme Court candidate Anita Earls has raised more than twice the amount of campaign dollars that Republican incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson did through the first half of the year, candidate finance reports show. The new filings offer the first look into 2018 fundraising in a three-way competition for the only […]

Jul 9, 2018

Late candidacy could help Democrats win Supreme Court race

RALEIGH (AP) A last-minute candidacy has the potential to dilute Republican votes this fall for a North Carolina Supreme Court seat and boost chances for the Democrats to expand their majority on the court. Raleigh attorney Chris Anglin filed on the last available day last week as a registered Republican to run for the seat […]

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