RALEIGH – Phil Berger Jr., who was elected in November to a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court, was sworn in on Friday, Jan. 1 at the Supreme Court chambers in Raleigh.
His father, Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Eden), administered the oath.
Berger Jr. ran for the seat vacated by Paul Newby, who was elected Chief Justice in the November election. He took his oath of office shortly after midnight.
In an interview with NSJ, Berger Jr. said “The people of North Carolina said no activist judges, and yes to the rule of law,” said Berger. “I’m thankful that the voters of this state have put their trust in me to serve them.”
He will serve an eight-year term in the role along with Newby and Tamara Barringer, who was also elected to serve on the state’s highest court in November.