Justice Ervin is serving his second year of an eight year term on the North Carolina Supreme Court. After graduating from Freedom High School in 1974 he went on to complete a bachelor's degree in history and then a law degree from Harvard. He has practiced law and served on multiple state commissions and committees. In this first part of our interview we talk to him about his upbringing, his relationship with his grandfather (who led the Watergate investigation), his great grandfather's involvement in ending prohibition, his religious beliefs and personal interests. Before the interview we talk about the NBA's decision to move the All-Star game out of NC and the recent DNC email leaks.