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A Citizen's Responsibility in a Constitutional Republic


Capitol Building

Date: September, 7, 2012

Lecture: "A Citizens Responsbility in a Constituional Republic"

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Justice Newby discussed a citizen's responsibility in a Constitutional Republic and looked particularly at the role of religious speech in the public square.  Justice Newby investigated and compared religious speech and political speech through the lens of constitutional law, public perception, and the intent of the constitutional framers. 

Speaker Biography:

Justice Paul NewbyPaul Martin Newby was born in Asheboro, N.C.  He received his in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.  Justice Newby has served on the Supreme Court of North Carolina since 2004.  Justice Newby is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Campbell University, where he teaches courses on state constitutional law and appellate practice. The North Carolina Bar Association honored Justice Newby in 2011 with its Citizen Lawyer Award and in 2012 he received its John McNeill Smith, Jr. Award, recognizing his work in the area of constitutional rights and responsibilities. Justice Newby has traveled across North Carolina, meeting with students and civic groups to discuss the Supreme Court and the role of the judiciary.

Justice Newby is an Eagle Scout and actively serves the Boy Scouts.  He is the recipient of the Heroism Award for rescuing nine people from a riptide, the God and Service Award, the Silver Beaver Award, and the Scouter of the Year Award. Justice Newby has been married to Macon Tucker Newby since 1983, and they have four children.

Extended Biography

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