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Mark Martin

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Mark D. Martin
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Current Court Information:
North Carolina Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $140,285
Service:
Appointed by:   Election
Active:   1998-2014
Past post:   Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
Past term:   1994-1999
Past post 2:   Judge, North Carolina 3A Judicial District
Past term 2:   1993-1994
Personal History
Born:   04/29/1963
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Western Carolina University, 1985
Law School:   University of North Carolina School of Law, 1988
Grad. School:   Virginia School of Law, 1998
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
Position:  Chief Justice
State:  North Carolina
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Election date:  11/4/2014

Mark Dean Martin is an associate justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. He was elected in 1998 to an eight-year term, and then again in 2006. His current term expires in 2014, but he is running for election to the position of Chief Justice in 2014.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2014
Martin is running for election to the North Carolina Supreme Court.
General: He will face Ola M. Lewis in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2] The current chief justice, Sarah Parker, is retiring. [3]
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Supreme court elections in North Carolina are non-partisan and the winners serve eight-year terms. However, Martin is listed here as a Republican because he ran on that ticket in 1998, before the state's judicial elections were nonpartisan.[4]

Education

Martin received his B.S. degree from Western Carolina University in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1988. He later graduated from National Judicial College in the General Jurisdiction Course and in 1998, earning a Master of Laws in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law.[1]

Career

After graduating from law school, Martin was a law clerk for Judge Clyde Hamilton. Next he moved to the private sector, working as an attorney for the McNair Law Firm. Throughout his career, Martin has taught law at Duke University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law. Before joining the North Carolina 3A Judicial District in 1993, he served as legal counsel to North Carolina Governor James G. Martin. Martin moved to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where he served from 1994 to 1999. In 1998, he was elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court.[1]

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. Martin received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.16, 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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References

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