Now that the dust has settled from Tuesday’s election, what’s it all mean for the legal community? N.C. Lawyers Weekly has come up with a list of winners and losers. Here’s a sampling:
Winner: “Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, who managed to hang on to his spot on the bench in an unexpectedly expensive and contentious race.”
Loser: “Paul Newby, who will surely be remembered forever as the Banjo Man.”
Winner: “Moore & Van Allen, which not only employed Pat McCrory” but also “the firm has lobbyists – and they’re pals with the new governor.”
Loser: “Capstrat, the Raleigh public relations and lobbying firm that has long enjoyed a reputation as being a Democratic-friendly shop.”
Winners: “Crafters of those new district lines,” which helped Republicans make gains in the 13-member Congressional delegation, and gave both chambers of the General Assembly veto-proof majorities.
Losers: “Advocates for Justice and personal injury lawyers in general. Tort reform got jammed down their throats in 2011 and with the GOP now triumphant across the board, things will only get worse.”
Here’s the full list: