Judge Paul Holcombe, NC Appeals Court

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Judge Paul Holcombe

NC Court of Appeals

http://judgepaulholcombe.com

Judicial CQQ Score: 93%

 

BIO:

Paul A. Holcombe III was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on February 2, 1969. He was raised in Raleigh where he graduated from Millbrook High School. During high school he participated in both Tar Heel Boys’ State and the Governor’s School of North Carolina. In 1991, he received his B.A. degree with majors in History and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1994, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law at Knoxville where he served on the Tennessee Law Review.

Judge Holcombe began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney General in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Upon returning to North Carolina in 2003, he continued his public service as a prosecutor. He served four years in the District Attorney’s office in Cabarrus County and two years in the District Attorney’s office in Johnston County. In all three offices his duties included the prosecution of violent crimes, including sexual predators, drug offenses, property and financial crimes, and traffic offenses including DWI. He was recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law from 2005 to 2010 and a Certified Juvenile Judge from 2010 through today.

Judge Holcombe was elected a District Court Judge for the Eleventh Judicial District (Johnston, Harnett and Lee Counties) in 2008 and ran unopposed for re-election in 2012. During his tenure on the bench he has presided over criminal courts (Probable Cause, Misdemeanor, Traffic and Domestic Violence) and civil courts (Domestic, Domestic Violence, DSS, DJJ and Mental Health) on a rotating basis within all three counties that comprise the Eleventh Judicial District. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the United States Fourth Circuit Bar, the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Johnston County Bar Association.

Judge Holcombe has been married to Deanne M. Holcombe, who works for the Johnston County school system, since 1994. They reside in Clayton with their two children and attend Southside Church.

 

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  • commented 2014-06-26 22:23:14 -0400
    I listened to the entire interview. Judge Holcombe was forthright and ample in his responses to the several Interviewers’ (4 or 5) questions. His responses were founded on his personal experience in our fair State and included an ample awareness of federal jurisprudence policy and procedures. This was the tack taken by the Interviewers. So his remarks responded to Federal & State-related policy and procedures.

    The Interviewers posed questions or clarified the Judge’s takes on the following: The Tenth Amendment; the Commerce Clause; Recusing oneself from a matter before the Court; Activist judges; Judicial restraint; Interpretation policy & practices; the Constitution as is or being a “living document”; legitimate powers of the Federal vs. State; role of International Law; international treaties; Second Amendment; and federal rights vs. states rights vs individual rights. There were other more detailed topics addressed which I have not mentioned.

    Judge was conservative in all his responses and explanations. For me, nearing the end of the interview, I concluded that for him (ergo, for us), the U.S. Constitution, the Constitution of the State of N. C.,and most importantly, Individual Rights trumps in all his thinking and how he would view a matter before him. I.e.; he will prove not to be an Activist Judge. Reviewing his bio, and noting his multi-faceted professional experience, he apparently has been involved in all types of cases as a District Attorney in 2 or 3 States, as a District Judge and other legal matters (family law, commerce law, civil law, & criminal law) all of which will serve him highly as an Appeals Court Judge.
  • commented 2014-06-26 22:23:13 -0400
    I listened to the entire interview. Judge Holcombe was forthright and ample in his responses to the several Interviewers’ (4 or 5) questions. His responses were founded on his personal experience in our fair State and included an ample awareness of federal jurisprudence policy and procedures. This was the tack taken by the Interviewers. So his remarks responded to Federal & State-related policy and procedures.

    The Interviewers posed questions or clarified the Judge’s takes on the following: The Tenth Amendment; the Commerce Clause; Recusing oneself from a matter before the Court; Activist judges; Judicial restraint; Interpretation policy & practices; the Constitution as is or being a “living document”; legitimate powers of the Federal vs. State; role of International Law; international treaties; Second Amendment; and federal rights vs. states rights vs individual rights. There were other more detailed topics addressed which I have not mentioned.

    Judge was conservative in all his responses and explanations. For me, nearing the end of the interview, I concluded that for him (ergo, for us), the U.S. Constitution, the Constitution of the State of N. C.,and most importantly, Individual Rights trumps in all his thinking and how he would view a matter before him. I.e.; he will prove not to be an Activist Judge. Reviewing his bio, and noting his multi-faceted professional experience, he apparently has been involved in all types of cases as a District Attorney in 2 or 3 States, as a District Judge and other legal matters (family law, commerce law, civil law, & criminal law) all of which will serve him highly as an Appeals Court Judge.
  • commented 2014-06-26 21:36:06 -0400
    Dr Dan. The ballot is with the interview. Thanks.
  • commented 2014-06-17 15:34:44 -0400
    Ready to vote.
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