Tag:House Bill 717

  • Keeping the politics out of judicial redistricting in North Carolina

    Last spring, Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, filed a bill  that would establish new judicial and prosecutorial districts throughout the state and specify the number of judges and prosecutors for each While House Bill 717 didn’t come to a vote during the regular session, Burr has indicated he would try to have…

  • Redrawing judicial districts: Make sure we get it right

    Kudos to Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, for filing House Bill 717, Revise Judicial Districts. With all the talk — and court cases — around redistricting, focused primarily on the legislative and congressional maps, raising awareness of the judicial districts is an important issue. Although there have been minor…