Louise Taylor: Different ‘activism’

June 21, 2014 

Regarding the May 17 news article “ Judge halts push to end tenure”: When Judge Robert Hobgood refused to uphold the legislature’s attempt to eliminate career status for teachers, Sen. Phil Berger railed, “Today a single Wake County judge suppressed the will of voters statewide who elected representatives to improve public education and reward our best teachers with raises. This is a classic case of judicial activism.”

If Berger is so opposed to suppressing the will of voters statewide, why did he and his fellow Republicans push through legislation to shorten the period of early voting? Was that a classic case of partisan activism?

Louise Taylor

Buies Creek

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