North Carolina

North Carolina Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

Former civil rights lawyer

  • 7 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 3 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 2 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the North Carolina Supreme Court are Selected:

Partisan Election

Justices ares elected and re-elected in partisan elections to eight-year terms until mandatory retirement at age 72. Interim selections to fill vacancies that occur between elections are made by governor appointment.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map