Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch Director, has more than three decades of experience as a journalist, commentator, and lawyer. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day project operations, Schofield writes a widely-circulated weekly opinion column and handles numerous public speaking and electronic media appearances. He also delivers a radio commentary that’s broadcast weekdays on Raleigh’s MIX 101.5/WRAL-FM and hosts News and Views, a weekly news magazine/podcast that airs on multiple online platforms and North Carolina radio stations.


The link between politicians and anti-LGBTQ+ violence

By: - December 7, 2022

It’s an age-old, chicken-and-egg discussion: Is it extant societal forces of exclusion, hatred, and reaction that give rise to authoritarian politicians who in turn foment division, prejudice, and violence? Or does it work the other way around? A global survey reveals compelling examples of both scenarios in action. It’s hard to imagine the repressive religious […]

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear NC GOP challenge to state court oversight of redistricting

By: - July 1, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a North Carolina redistricting case that one prominent constitutional scholar described to the New York Times as “an 800-pound gorilla brooding in the background of election law cases working their way up from state courts.” In Moore v. Harper, North Carolina Republicans argue that it was and is […]