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Supreme Court Documentary, Exhibit Unveiled

Supreme Court Documentary, Exhibit Unveiled

From left, NCBA/NCBF leaders Mark Holt, president-elect, and LeAnn Nease Brown, president, join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and producer Tom Earnhardt at documentary premiere.

The N.C. Supreme Court Historical Society, with grant support provided by the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment, presented the premiere of the documentary “North Carolina Supreme Court at 200” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the N.C. Museum of History.

The event also featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit “Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1819-2019.”

The documentary was produced by Tom Earnhardt, a North Carolina treasure perhaps best known as the host of the Emmy-nominated television series “Exploring North Carolina.”

The exhibit is a collaborative effort of the N.C. Museum of History, the N.C. Supreme Court and the N.C. Judicial Branch. Former Justice Willis Whichard led the exhibit effort and joined Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in cutting the ribbon to open the exhibit.

Scott Miskimon of Smith Anderson, who was an Emmy-winning television photojournalist prior to becoming an attorney, was also recognized for his contributions to the exhibit. Chief Justice Beasley presented the Friend of the Court Award to Whichard and Miskimon at the event.

The exhibit, like the documentary, grew out of the ongoing efforts of Celebrate North Carolina Courts. Chief Judge Linda McGee of the N.C. Court of Appeals chaired the celebration committee, which over the past four years has recognized the 50th anniversary of the state’s Unified Courts, the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts, N.C. District Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals, the 240th anniversary of N.C. Superior Court, and the 200th anniversary of the N.C. Supreme Court.

Click here for more information regarding “Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1819-2019.” The exhibit will run through May 31, 2020.

Click here for more information regarding “North Carolina Supreme Court at 200.” The one-hour documentary will be broadcast on UNC-TV through next year.