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NC Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of North Carolina is the state’s highest court, and there is no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law. It is made up of the Chief Justice, who also serves as head of the Judicial Branch, and six associate justices. Each justice serves an eight-year term. The Supreme Court has no jury and makes no determinations of fact, but it considers whether error occurred at trial or in judicial interpretation of the law.
Judge Mark Davis
.As a candidate to retain his seat in 2020, Justice Davis will campaign on the principles of fairness, experience, and North Carolina values.
Justice Davis was appointed in March 2019 by Governor Roy Cooper to fill the vacancy created when Justice Cheri Beasley was appointed as Chief Justice.
Justice Davis served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 2012 to 2019 and brings more than two decades of legal experience to the bench. As a judge on the Court of Appeals, he authored over 500 written opinions and sat on panels deciding approximately 1,500 cases. Before becoming a judge, he spent thirteen years in private practice, five years as a Special Deputy Attorney General, and two years as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor. As an attorney, he litigated over 200 cases and handled over 65 appeals.
Mark Davis believes that first and foremost, people deserve fairness from their judges.
Mark Allen Davis was born in Jacksonville to Leah and Bernard Davis and is the youngest of three children. In 1975, the family moved to Fayetteville. He graduated from E.E. Smith High School in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and served on the North Carolina Law Review.
Upon graduation from law school, Justice Davis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Franklin T. Dupree, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. From 1993 to 2006, he worked in the Raleigh office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice where he became a member of the firm in its Litigation Section. For the next five years, he served as a Special Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. As a practicing attorney, he litigated over two hundred cases in the state and federal courts. He also handled over 65 appeals, making numerous appearances in the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He also handled a number of pro bono cases in conjunction with the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program.
or approximately two years, Justice Davis served as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor. In 2012, Governor Beverly Perdue appointed him to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. During his six years as an Associate Judge on the Court of Appeals, he authored over 500 opinions. While serving on the Court of Appeals, he was accepted into the Master of Laws program in Judicial Studies at the Duke University School of Law and received his LL.M. degree in 2018.Justice Davis has been active in professional and civic organizations. He has served on a number of committees of the North Carolina Bar Association and has lectured extensively throughout the state on appellate advocacy issues. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Raleigh, the Susie Sharp Inn of Court, and the Supreme Court Historical Society and has served as a coach of youth basketball and soccer. He is also a recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.Justice Davis and his wife, Marcia Schwartz Davis, have three children, Jack, Ted, and Lea. He and his family are longtime members of Congregation Sha’arei Israel.
More information about Judge Mark Davis HERE
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86. TO PROTECT OUR RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST
The right to peacefully protest is a bedrock of our democracy and shouldn’t be hindered by undue restrictions and limitations. Since taking control of the state legislature in 2010, Republican lawmakers have placed severe restrictions on protests at the NCGA, leading to well over 1,000 arrests. While GOP elected officials, including gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest, cheered as heavily armed protestors called for NC to fully reopen in the midst of a raging pandemic, Republicans across the state have moved to restrict, and even outlaw, peaceful protests for racial justice and against police brutality, calling protestors “thugs” and “vermin” who should be shot if they resist the police.
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Here’s an article explaining the nuts and bolts of absentee voting. https://www.ncvoter.org/absentee-ballots/
Here is a link to an absentee ballot request form in North Carolina. It is not too early to do this. You can also call our local Board of Elections at (336)570-6755 and request that they send you an absentee ballot request form. Or, if you’d like to check your registration status or register to vote the Times News has this nifty little page. HERE
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