TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 6, 2014

The lead up to primaries in North Carolina indicate the Supreme Court race in that state is “shaping up to be another high-spending contest with a TV ad blitz at the center of the action,” according to Justice at Stake (JAS). Public records show that one independent group, Justice for All North Carolina, still has $650,000 in its coffers after spending $540,000 on televisions ads in major markets. The ads target incumbent Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson, who is facing a primary challenge, and allege that she has not been tough on child molesters. Another report from JAS indicates that more than $1 million in total has already been spent in the race. The North Carolina Bar Association has responded with a statement condemning advertising and commentary that unfairly attacks candidates based on the performance of their duties as officers of the court.