The case for re-electing Justice Edmunds


We four (undersigned) former chief justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, two Democrats and two Republicans, are writing to express our support for the re-election of Senior Associate Justice Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds in November.

We know from experience the importance of each member of the Court. We have seen Justice Edmunds’ work. He has demonstrated in his years on the Court that he is an independent justice who understands and abides by the rule of law. His opinions are legally sound.

Moreover, the work of the Court is highly collaborative. The justices constantly consult as they reach their results and draft their opinions. Justice Edmunds has shown that he is a respected, hard-working and reliable member of the Court team.

Justice Edmunds’ contributions to the legal profession have received national recognition. In August he was named chair-elect of the Appellate Judges Conference, a national organization of more than 1,100 state and federal judges and practitioners. He is active in bar and other civic organizations.

In sum, Justice Edmunds has proven himself to be an invaluable public servant. We hope others will join us in voting for Justice Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds for re-election.

Rhoda B. Billings

Jim Exum

Burley Mitchell

Beverly Lake

Raleigh

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