RALEIGH – The unexpected 2020 election for N.C. Supreme Court has gained another entrant: former Republican state senator Tamara Barringer of Cary. Barringer is fresh off a loss of her state senate seat representing portions of Wake County, but the UNC Law Professor says that many have been imploring her to make a run for the high court.
“In the last week, I received many calls encouraging me to run for the Supreme Court,” Barringer said in a press release Tuesday. “All of you know my love for the law and the importance of maintaining a strict Constitutional interpretation of the laws passed by the General Assembly. It is imperative that we have justices who refrain from legislating from the bench.”
During her tenure in the N.C. Senate, Barringer was the first Republican to buckle under the social justice pressure and reverse her support of the infamous House Bill 2. The idea that men should be prohibited from using girls’ bathrooms on school campuses was apparently did not hold Barringer’s interest as much as her inclination to appease the farcical redefining of biology by the postmodernists.
More recently, Barringer eagerly jumped aboard the ‘Man-made Global Warming’ train with conductor Thom Tillis. During her tough re-election campaign, Barringer said:
“We need to act now to mitigate and manage the risk of climate change. As responsible businesses have done so, we need to accept that climate change is a real threat and factor climate change mitigation into our future plans….As responsible legislators, we need to start talking about the risk of climate change and doing something about it.”
So Barringer was willing to fold to the Left on social issues, and also willing to use the force of government to burden businesses with strangling regulations so they can say they ‘did something about’ climate change. Forgive us for being skeptical that Barringer would hold the line on ‘strictly constitutional interpretations of law’ in the event that a controversial and politically divisive issue comes before the high court.
Read more about the growing field for the 2020 N.C. Supreme Court from the News & Observer here.