How the Legislature Wants to Choose North Carolina’s Judges

What’s going on with the court legislation in NC? We just went from zero to sixty. In a matter of six months, the Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly went from wanting to redraw judicial districts with House Bill 717 to rewriting the part of the North Carolina Constitution that guarantees voters the right to choose their judges. Why? The leaders of the General Assembly aren’t exactly fans of the courts. This change could be a result of some Republicans in the General Assembly getting a little huffy that their voter ID laws, voter roll purges, and gerrymandered...

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