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August 23, 2014 8:00 PM

Jeff Hamilton: Derail this scheme

Regarding the Aug. 17 news article “GOP moves to restrict challenges of N.C. laws”: The unprecedented new rule forcing all constitutional challenges to legislation into hand-picked three-judge panels this September puts all the power into the hands of the chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. That office is up for election in November and will draw tens of millions in carpetbagger money. Whoever can buy that office will turn the third branch of state government into a partisan rubber stamp.

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