Attacks on Justice Paul Newby are insulting and totally unfounded

The attacks on Justice Paul Newby are insulting and totally unfounded. Justice Newby’s only agenda is the rule of law as evidenced by the citizen led iCaucus endorsement, the NC Bar Association’s “John McNeill Smith Jr. Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Award,” selection by the Library of Congress to teach the rule of law to foreign judges, and the only candidate to write a book o
n the NC Constitution.

As a citizen participating in the citizen endorsement, I am aware that he spoke before diverse groups in a variety of settings educating the public about the values our country was founded upon. The attack omitted:
Rotary, Civitans, Lions, Women’s Clubs, Junior League, Farm Bureaus, Boy Scouts, High Schools, College Groups, 4-H, Teacher Appreciation Events, General Baptist State Convention, Baptist, Free will Baptist, Wesleyan, Non-Denominational, Pentecostal Holiness, Missionary Alliance, AME-Zion, Pastor Gatherings, Salvation Army, Court Officials, Judges, Mayors, Local & State Officials, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Sheriff Association, League of Municipalities, Medical Societies, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Realtors, Federalist Society, Press Association.

This is why he has been endorsed by Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News-Record, Winston Salem Journal, NC Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business,4 former Supreme Court Chief Justices – 2 each party, Shelter Providers Political Action Committee Enterprise, NC Medical Society, NC Association of Defense Attorneys, Fraternal Order of Police, iCaucus, Pat McCrory, and Dan Forest.
Justice Newby has always encouraged respect for the American constitutional system and the rule of law and championed the discussion and debate of constitutional issues by the public and the profession. Justice Paul Martin Newby represents the values North Carolinians are looking for from their elected officials.

Doug Lack

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