Tag:judicial reform

  • Analysts question whether voters would end judicial elections

    The Republican-led Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting on Wednesday rolled out a skeleton proposal for a constitutional amendment to switch from electing judges to a multistep appointment process. But political observers are skeptical the public would surrender the right to elect judges and pass a required referendum…

  • Skepticism is healthy, but political posturing is not 

    Since 2011, the Republican-led General Assembly has enacted transformational reforms. These include changes to our tax structure, how we pay for infrastructure, and more options for parents when choosing schools for their children. My colleagues and others have written extensively over the past seven years of the details and the benefits these reforms have had to the state’s economy, its business…

  • UPDATE: McCrory signs judicial reform bill

    UPDATE, 1:48 p.m. Friday: Gov. Pat McCrory has signed S.B. 4 into law. The bill, which the N.C. House passed by a 63-27 vote Friday afternoon, consolidates three state agencies into a new, bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, makes Supreme Court races partisan contests, and amends the Court of Appeals…