Dan Forest’s Statement on Chief Justice Selection

Dan Forest’s Statement on Pass Over of Justice Newby for Chief Justice:

“It is disappointing that Governor Cooper has decided to not appoint the most-experienced Associate Justice to serve as the new Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. I can think of no person who is more qualified and ready than Paul Newby to serve as North Carolina’s Chief Justice. Those who claim that partisan political considerations should not be considered when judges are selected are now applauding a purely partisan decision on who should be the next Chief Justice. I give Paul Newby my full support on his bid to become North Carolina’s Chief Justice in the 2020 elections.”