Judge Joe Buckner, chief resident District Court judge in Orange and Chatham counties, says proposed changes by lawmakers for how judges get to the bench should not be politically motivated. District court judges rarely have cases that touch on politics.
Judge Joe Buckner, chief resident District Court judge in Orange and Chatham counties, says proposed changes by lawmakers for how judges get to the bench should not be politically motivated. District court judges rarely have cases that touch on politics. Harry Lynch N&O file photo
Judge Joe Buckner, chief resident District Court judge in Orange and Chatham counties, says proposed changes by lawmakers for how judges get to the bench should not be politically motivated. District court judges rarely have cases that touch on politics. Harry Lynch N&O file photo

‘We do not have constituents. We cannot take a side,’ NC judges tell lawmakers.

December 01, 2017 05:41 PM