News briefs from across the globe for 08.21.20.
When Republican Court of Appeals Judge Douglas McCullough approached Gov. Roy Cooper to propose the judge’s early retirement, Cooper jumped at the chance to replace McCullough with a Democrat who would in some part earn back LGBTQ North Carolinians’ favor. Fifteen minutes after McCullough announced his retirement publicly, Gov. Cooper appointed openly-gay former appeals court judge John Arrowood for the seat.