Women on the courts: The journey is long

By Ava Pukatch

Justice Anita Earls stands in her office in the NC Supreme Court building. Earls was elected to the court in 2019. (Ava Pukatch / Carolina Connection)

It’s been 40 years since the first woman – Sandra Day O’Connor – was nominated to the United States Supreme Court. Twenty years prior, the first woman was appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court. While more women have served on the North Carolina Supreme Court since then, there are still barriers to entry.

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