The New York Times editorial board is piggybacking off a recent News & Observer story that revealed the emergence of a independent expenditure group in the race for the N.C. Supreme Court. The editorial starts:
"The North Carolina Judicial Coalition is a new tax-exempt organization, known as a super PAC, supported by wealthy conservative Republicans who are determined to make this year’s race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court ideological and expensive. This kind of influence in judicial elections is a direct result of the Citizens United decision, which allows corporations and unions to make unlimited so-called independent expenditures in campaigns."
The group supporting conservative Paul Newby isn't the first super PAC in North Carolina, but the NYT's editorial board calls it "yet another example of the devastating harm caused by Citizens United."