Justice Paul Newby

Theocracy from the bench: Paul Newby needs to step down

His bible-thumping has grown deafening:

Justice Paul Newby was a guest speaker at the rally - "Heart & Soul: A Night of Prayer and Worship." What he had to say may haunt him in future cases before his court. While the 61-year-old justice, who is in his second term, didn't specifically endorse HB2, he alluded to it, recounting meetings with pastors from California and Maine who said they are praying for North Carolina to uphold the law. He added: "Let me tell you as a judge, our religious liberties are hanging by a thread."

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