Thomas A. Clere: Doesn’t look good

November 2, 2012 

Doesn’t look good

The news that N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby is being backed by well over a million dollars from special-interest groups in his re-election bid should concern us all. How does he differ in any significant way from a politician responding to his or her constituents? Who can believe he will exercise his independent judgment in arriving at judicial decisions (even if as a person of integrity he in fact does so)? Appearances matter, and the appearance here is terrible.

Thomas A. Clere, Faison

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