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Bob Edmunds Vies To Maintain Seat In NC Supreme Court Election

North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds
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North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds
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North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds

Down-ballot races in North Carolina do not generally conjure the hearty debate and civic attention of higher profile elections. But this year, the race for a seat on North Carolina's Supreme Court may also carry a significant ideological shift. Incumbent Justice Bob Edmunds, a registered Republican, is fighting to preserve his spot as a NC Supreme Court Justice, and with it, a 4-3 Republican majority on the court. Edmunds is running against Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan, a registered Democrat. Frank Stasio talks with Edmunds about the race, controversial NC Supreme Court rulings, and the debate over politicization of the NC Supreme Court.

Update: Judge Mike Morgan joins The State of Things for an interview about his respective fight for a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court. 

Host Frank Stasio speaks with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds.

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Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Laura Pellicer is a producer with The State of Things (hyperlink), a show that explores North Carolina through conversation. Laura was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, a city she considers arrestingly beautiful, if not a little dysfunctional. She worked as a researcher for CBC Montreal and also contributed to their programming as an investigative journalist, social media reporter, and special projects planner. Her work has been nominated for two Canadian RTDNA Awards. Laura loves looking into how cities work, pursuing stories about indigenous rights, and finding fresh voices to share with listeners. Laura is enamored with her new home in North Carolina—notably the lush forests, and the waves where she plans on moonlighting as a mediocre surfer.