N.C. Supreme Court: Newby wins in close race

Incumbent state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, fueled by an unprecedented amount of outside money that helped him overcome an opponent from a family of well-known North Carolina lawyers, defeated challenger appellate Judge Sam “Jimmy” Ervin IV on Tuesday.

It is widely considered to be one of the most important races of this year’s elections.

Several controversial issues that arose out of the Republican takeover of the General Assembly are likely to end up in the state’s highest court, including redistricting.

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