John Locke Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary


The John Locke Foundation presents

Remarks On North Carolina's Court System


About Chief Justice Mark Martin

With twenty-two years of judicial service, Justice Martin is the only active member of the North Carolina state judiciary with experience on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Superior Court. In November 1998, Martin was elected to fill an open seat on the Supreme Court. At the time of his installation, at age 35, he was the youngest Supreme Court justice in North Carolina history. Martin had previously served on the Court of Appeals beginning in 1994, and as Resident Superior Court Judge in Greenville, Judicial District 3A, from 1992 to 1994. Prior to his judicial service, Martin served as legal counsel to Governor James G. Martin (no relation), practiced law at the McNair Law Firm in Raleigh, and clerked for United States District Judge Clyde H. Hamilton.

Martin has served in a number of leadership roles within the North Carolina Bar Association, including as its Vice-President and as a member of its Litigation Section Council, Judicial Independence Committee, and Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee. He has taught law courses at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University. In 2003, Martin chaired the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Business Court. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Law Alumni Association and the Wake County Bar Association. Martin is also a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian award in North Carolina. In November 2011, Martin was inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society of the National Center for State Courts..

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A Look at the 2016 Election Season

with our special guest

Kellyanne Conway

Founder, President & CEO
the polling company

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12:00 p.m.

North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Join us for a look at the 2016 election season as one of the country's most respected polling experts offers insight into the latest voter views and trends.

Kellyanne Conway is one of the most quoted and noted pollsters on the national scene, having provided commentary on over 1,200 television shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV and the Fox News Channel, and numerous radio shows and print stories.

She has worked for leaders such as the late Congressman Jack Kemp; President Reagan's pollster, Richard Wirthlin; Members of Congress Michele Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn, and Steve King; Vice President Dan Quayle; Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Sen. Fred Thompson and Gov. Mike Pence.

In what was a poor year for Republican polling, she and her team were among the few on the GOP side to predict the outcomes of major races in 2012. In 2014, all of their general election candidates won. The Republican National Committee tasked Kellyanne with helping to defeat the so-called "War on Women."

Apr 23, 2015

Telling Both Sides of the Story

Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the "wrong" side.


Apr 16, 2015

Paying Lip Service to Career Readiness

The intense focus on using technology in classrooms may be impeding students' interpersonal communications skills.


Apr 09, 2015

Super Perks, Salaries, and Turnover

Local school boards in large districts offer superintendents such lucrative compensation packages that rural districts often have a tough time hiring and keeping competent or even mediocre leaders.


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Mar 13, 2015

Corrections Policies Say A Lot

A news outlet's willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.


Jan 08, 2015

Early Lessons in Journalistic Bias

Professors do future journalists and the reading public no favors by teaching students that a left-wing narrative trumps the facts.


Dec 21, 2014

When the Media Ignores the News

News outlets shirk their duty when they fail to acknowledge important stories.


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