From under the headline, “Not following the script,” comes this citation from our Mitch Kokai. (scroll down the piece to the next-to-last item)

State legislators who believe our judges need partisan labels must be disappointed in the N.C. Supreme Court.

“The last batch of N.C. Supreme Court opinions for 2017 confirms what court watchers have witnessed during the rest of the year: A change in the court’s partisan ‘control’ has not translated into a clear split of justices along party lines,” Mitch Kokai writes in Carolina Journal.

Want the full set of data on North Carolina Supreme Court rulings that Mitch Kokai compiled? You’ll find it here.