N.C. Supreme Court Justice Patricia A. Timmons-Goodson will resign her seat on the state’s highest court, The News & Observer has learned. Timmons-Goodson is the first African-American woman to sit on the court. She was appointed by former Gov. Mike Easley in early 2006 and then won election that November with 58 percent of the vote. Her eight-year term was to run through 2014.
To give you an idea of what we'll be missing, here's an excerpt from a dissent she wrote defending the rights of a maliciously abused employee:
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