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Chief Justice Cheri Beasley

Apr 28, 2021

Former Chief Justice Beasley joins U.S. Senate race

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — The first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court announced her entry Tuesday into the state’s highly competitive U.S. Senate race. Cheri Beasley formally declared her bid for the Democratic nomination after months of deliberation. She joins four other […]

Mar 22, 2021

Ex-judge Cheri Beasley to run for U.S. Senate, advisers say

RALEIGH (AP) — Coming off a narrow election defeat in 2020, North Carolina’s first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the state Supreme Court will soon enter the 2022 U.S. Senate race, two advisers familiar with her deliberations said Thursday. Democrat Cheri Beasley, who lost her chief justice election bid by just 401 […]

Dec 14, 2020

Beasley concedes defeat in N.C. chief justice race

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley conceded on Saturday to Republican Paul Newby in their extremely close election after two rounds of recounts saw little change in the vote margin between them. Beasley, a Democrat, said she called Newby, the senior associate justice, to […]

Oct 20, 2020

Jury trials to restart in November

  After an eight-month hiatus, jury trials will resume in much of North Carolina in November. But the change won’t be wholesale, as three of North Carolina’s most populous counties are delaying their start until 2021, while others are moving courtroom functions into school auditoriums to help ensure a socially distanced environment. North Carolina Supreme […]

Oct 7, 2020

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley – Candidate for Chief Justice

In this year’s elections, voters will be asked to select a candidate to serve an eight-year term as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. As we’ve done in previous Supreme Court elections, Lawyers Weekly reached out to both of the candidates on the ballot and asked them to complete our Candidate Q&As. Because […]

Jun 3, 2020

Beasley delivers message after George Floyd protests

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has issued a call for action within the criminal justice system in the midst of ongoing protests against police brutality. “We must develop a plan for accountability in our courts,” Beasley said. “Judges work hard and are committed to serving the public. But even the best judges […]

Mar 19, 2020

Deadlines for filing county court documents extended

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has extended filing deadlines for county court documents through April 17 due to COVID-19. Beasley issued an order on March 19 saying that county court pleadings, motions, notices, and other documents due to be filed from March 16 to April 17 will be deemed timely filed if […]

Mar 19, 2020

Beasley explains reasoning driving unprecedented order 

  The Coronavirus had been on people’s collective radar for months, and as state leaders began publicly talking about it and its potential effect on North Carolina, Cheri Beasley, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, began keeping an even sharper eye on the progress of the dangerous virus. “We knew we were […]

Mar 7, 2019

Beasley formally sworn in as chief justice

The North Carolina Supreme Court officially has a new chief justice. Cheri Beasley was formally invested as chief justice at a swearing-in ceremony March 7 at the Supreme Court in Raleigh. Beasley, the 29th chief justice in the court’s history, was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of […]

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