Chief Justice Mark Martin, center, gestures for Justice Robert Edmunds, left, and Paul Newby, right, to cease their applause as he takes his seat after he was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court in January. A bill passed in the N.C. House Thursday would make judicial elections partisan.
Chief Justice Mark Martin, center, gestures for Justice Robert Edmunds, left, and Paul Newby, right, to cease their applause as he takes his seat after he was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court in January. A bill passed in the N.C. House Thursday would make judicial elections partisan. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Chief Justice Mark Martin, center, gestures for Justice Robert Edmunds, left, and Paul Newby, right, to cease their applause as he takes his seat after he was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court in January. A bill passed in the N.C. House Thursday would make judicial elections partisan. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com