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The N. C. State Court System Court Notes Supreme Court 7 justices elected statewide for 8-year terms. After initial election may retention election. Court of Appeals 15 judges, elected statewide for 8-year terms. New law allows judges to affiliate with party on ballot. Hear appeals of decisions from superior and district court except for the death penalty convictions in first – degree murder cases which go directly to supreme court.

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