Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Judge Allison Riggs to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Judge Allison Riggs is currently a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Previously, Judge Riggs held a variety of positions at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, including co-executive director and chief counsel for voting rights. We are proud to call SCSJ a partner.
Judge Riggs was a civil rights litigator and community lawyer who served as lead counsel in numerous voting rights cases, including twice arguing before the United States Supreme Court and many times before the North Carolina Supreme Court.
We are heartened to see such a dogged defender of democracy appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court. Our Board and our members congratulate our fellow Leaguer.
[The above image – of Riggs with former LWVNC President Jo Nicholas – was taken by Winning Images Photography/Everett Blackmon.]