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NCPBA Holds Political Screening for NC Court of Appeals Candidates

On June 2nd the North Carolina PBA interviewed candidates seeking election/re-election to the NC Court of Appeals in Cary.  The candidates were asked a series of questions related to state constitutional claims, constitutional interpretation, due process, 1st amendment protections for law enforcement officers, privacy of law enforcement personnel files, and equal protection and arbitrariness claims.  
 
The Court of Appeals is North Carolina's intermediate appellate court. Fifteen judges hear cases in panels of three. The Court of Appeals reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law - not questions of fact. All cases appealed from the Superior and District courts in civil and criminal cases, except capital murder cases in which the Superior Court pronounces a judgment imposing the death penalty, are heard by the Court of Appeals. In addition, direct appeals from certain of the state’s administrative agencies are heard by the Court of Appeals. 
 
In the 2015 calendar year, 1,417 appeals, 895 petitions, and 3,608 motions were filed in the Court of Appeals; during the same period the Court disposed of 1,174 appeals, and 4,111 petitions and motions. If a member of the three-judge panel dissents from the decision of the majority, there is a right of appeal to the Supreme Court of North Carolina; otherwise, further review of a decision of the Court of Appeals is limited to those cases that the Supreme Court accepts in its discretion. Judges of the Court of Appeals serve eight-year terms and are elected in a non-partisan election.   
 
The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association will be making their endorsement public in the near future.  Stay tuned.
 
 
(Information for this post was taken from the NC Court of Appeals website)
 
 
View photos from the screening below:
 
Court of Appeals Judge Bob Hunter addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Linda Stevens addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Wake County District Court Judge Vince Rozier addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Administrative Law Judge Phil Berger Jr. addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Mecklenburg District Court Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Attorney Abe Jones addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Valerie Zachary addressing PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Valerie Zachary with PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Attorney Abe Jones.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Administrative Law Judge Phil Berger Jr.
 
 
Court of Appeals Candidate and Wake County District Court Judge Vince Rozier with PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz with PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Linda Stevens with PBA members.
 
 
Court of Appeals Judge Bob Hunter with PBA members.

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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Endorsements for General Election

November 5, 2018

A vote for these candidates is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve!

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