Law Enforcement Leaders Endorse NC Supreme Court Candidate Anita Earls

October 4, 2018
Contact: Caroline Spencer, caroline@earls4justice.com, (919) 619-7085

Law Enforcement Leaders Endorse NC Supreme Court Candidate Anita Earls

Letter in support of Anita Earls signed by local, state, and federal law enforcement across the state

Raleigh, N.C. – Today, candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court Anita Earls announced endorsements from local, state, and federal law enforcement officials representing communities across North Carolina.

In a letter signed by former and current law enforcement officials, the signers noted, “With her more than 30 years of legal experience and her commitment to equality and fairness, we believe that Anita Earls is the best candidate on the November ballot to serve as Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.”

“Anita’s extensive record in civil and criminal litigation, including jury trials and arguing cases in state appellate courts, demonstrates her understanding of the rule of law and the need for equal justice under the law,” the law enforcement leaders continued. “We are confident that Anita will decide cases fairly and with due consideration for public safety as well as defendants’ rights.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of law enforcement officials, who know firsthand the importance to the rule of law of having a state Supreme Court where the rules are the same for all North Carolinians,” Earls said.

Earls continued, “I believe that courts should do everything they can to keep every family safe and give all North Carolinians access to justice for themselves and their families.”

Adding their own voices to the recent endorsement of Anita Earls by Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, the current and former law enforcement leaders wrote the following letter:

Subject: Law Enforcement Leaders Supporting Anita Earls for North Carolina Supreme Court Justice

As current and former law enforcement officials proud to call North Carolina home, we write to offer our strong support for Anita Earls to be elected as the 100th Justice of the state Supreme Court.

Combined, we have served as law enforcement officials at the local, state, and federal levels including work as Police Officers, Sheriffs, District Attorneys, U.S. Attorneys, and North Carolina Department of Justice Officials. (Our districts of service and titles are included below for purposes of identification.) Our wealth of knowledge and experience in law enforcement and the criminal justice system makes us keenly aware of the qualities a Supreme Court Justice should have to ensure public safety.

With her more than 30 years of legal experience and her commitment to equality and fairness, we believe that Anita Earls is the best candidate on the November ballot to serve as Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Anita’s extensive record in civil and criminal litigation, including jury trials and arguing cases in state appellate courts, demonstrates her understanding of the rule of law and the need for equal justice under the law. We are confident that Anita will decide cases fairly and with due consideration for public safety as well as defendants’ rights.

We believe Anita Earls will make an outstanding North Carolina Supreme Court Justice and we hope to see her serve in this position.

Sincerely,

Gerald Baker (Candidate for Wake County Sheriff)

Wade Barber (former District Attorney, Chatham and Orange Counties; North Carolina Superior Court Judge, retired)

Clarence Birkhead (Candidate for Durham County Sheriff; former Chief of Police, Duke Police Department; former Chief of Police, Hillsborough Police Department)

Mark Calloway (former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina)

Janice McKenzie Cole (former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; former North Carolina District Court Judge)

Paula Dance (Candidate for Pitt County Sheriff; former Major, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office)

Satana Deberry (Durham County District Attorney-Elect; former criminal defense attorney)

Hampton Dellinger (former Deputy Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice)

Walter Dellinger (former U.S. Solicitor General; former U.S. Assistant Attorney General)

Walter Holton (former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina)

Ronnie Ingram (Lenoir County Sheriff)

Susan Johnson (Currituck County Sheriff, retired)

Alan Jordan (Beaufort County Sheriff, retired)

Bobby Kimbrough (Candidate for Forsyth County Sheriff; Special Agent, U.S. Department of Justice, retired)

Garry McFadden (Candidate for Mecklenburg County Sheriff; former Homicide Detective, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

Spencer Merriweather (Mecklenburg County District Attorney)

Quentin Miller (Candidate for Buncombe County Sheriff; former MP, U.S. Army; former Sergeant, Asheville Police Department)

H. Jefferson Powell (former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General; former U.S. Principal Deputy Solicitor General)

Chris Schroeder (former Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice)

Edwin Speas (former Chief Deputy Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice)

Anne Tompkins (former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina)

Thomas Walker (former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina; former Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney)

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