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Paul Martin Newby
Court Information:
North Carolina Supreme Court
Title:   Associate Justice
Salary:  $140,285
Appointed by:   Election
Active:   2004-2020
Past post:   Assistant U.S. Attorney
Past term:   1985-2004
Personal History
Born:   05/05/1955
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Duke University
Law School:   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  North Carolina
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  51.90%ApprovedA

Paul Martin Newby is an associate justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. He was elected in 2004 to an eight-year term. He was re-elected in 2012 and his current term expires in 2020.[1]


Newby received his B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and his J.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.[2]


Newby began his law practice with Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis. He has also served as the Vice President and General Counsel of Cannon Mills Realty and Development Corporation. In 1985, Justice Newby was appointed as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, where he served until his election to the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2004.

Newby is also an Adjunct Professor at the Campbell University School of Law.[2]

Justice Paul Martin Newby at N.C. Call To Prayer Rally 2011



Newby defeated Judge Sam Ervin in the general election on November 6, winning 51.90% of the vote.[1][3][4]

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2012

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Newby received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.75, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of -0.01 that justices received in North Carolina. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[5]

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