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Appellate Judge Heading to Iraq

Posted May 30, 2007

— A judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals is heading to Iraq to help improve the country's justice system.

Judge Eric Levinson will work for the U.S. Justice Department and will consult with Iraq's senior judges and U.S. officials. He said he also will train police officers, investigators, prosecutors and judges.

Meanwhile, more members of the N.C. National Guard will soon be fighting in Iraq. The 1132nd Military Police Unit, based in Rocky Mount and Tarboro, will have an official farewell ceremony next month before a year-long deployment.

More than half of the unit's members have already served in Iraq.


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  • tbajr May 31, 2007

    Are we adding Iraq as a state or something to the U.S., do they
    have the same State and Federal Constitutions as we do? Maybe
    Bush is going to retire over there.

  • subee May 31, 2007

    Judge Levinson will do a excellent job consulting the Iraqi justice system. He is a brilliant man with a heart for service and he will serve well in his new role.

  • dang_skippy May 30, 2007

    You know, if we cut off people's hands for stealing, there sure would be a lot less crime.

  • Sound Man May 30, 2007

    Well there goes the Iraq justice system.