Tamara Barringer


Court challenge to voter ID amendment demands unbiased “referees”

BY: - November 18, 2021

Imagine that you are a basketball player. You show up at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Dean Dome or PNC Arena and your opponent’s three-point line is about six feet closer to the hoop than yours is. You probably think, “OK that’s weird,” but then you go looking for the referee to tell them about the rigged lines. You find the referee sitting in your opponent’s locker room, smiling and laughing with one of the players.

Berger-Barringer controversy makes clear that NC should make its judicial ethics rules stronger, not weaker

BY: - November 3, 2021

The justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court are currently debating how they should handle conflicts of interest. Indeed, two Republican justices are now the target of motions to “disqualify” based on alleged conflicts in a case challenging a pair of constitutional amendments adopted and placed on the statewide ballot by the legislature in 2018.

State Supreme Court to consider possibility of involuntary recusal for Justices Berger and Barringer

BY: - September 29, 2021

Court asks parties for briefs in case challenging 2018 constitutional amendments The Supreme Court of North Carolina issued an order Tuesday directing the parties in the case of NAACP v. Moore and Berger to submit new briefs addressing questions surrounding the recusal of justices.

Two conflicts of interest on the NC Supreme Court that should not be swept under the rug

BY: - September 21, 2021

There is, of course, nothing new about the idea that blood runs thick in politics. The list of prominent American political figures and families who have championed and facilitated the political careers of children, spouses, siblings, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and the like is a long one. The current North Carolina political scene is peppered with examples – from former Lt. Governor Dan Forest...

Class size fix rolls through Senate, but Democrats denounce “Frankenstein’s monster” bill

BY: - February 9, 2018

North Carolina senators took a key step in delivering long-sought relief on a class size mandate to the state’s public school districts Friday, but Democrats denounced the “Frankenstein’s monster” bill for its inclusion of multiple partisan jabs at Gov. Roy Cooper. The amended version of House Bill 90—which was rolled out Thursday and passed in […]