North Carolina Chief Justice Mark D. Martin is calling for the NC General Assembly to let voters decide whether judges in this state should continue to elected or whether it’s time to set up a merit-based selection process. His announcement at the N.C. Bar Association’s annual meeting comes in a year in which legislators passed a law to make all judicial races partisan — from the Supreme Court level to the district courts.
North Carolina Chief Justice Mark D. Martin is calling for the NC General Assembly to let voters decide whether judges in this state should continue to elected or whether it’s time to set up a merit-based selection process. His announcement at the N.C. Bar Association’s annual meeting comes in a year in which legislators passed a law to make all judicial races partisan — from the Supreme Court level to the district courts. Harry Lynch N&O file photo
North Carolina Chief Justice Mark D. Martin is calling for the NC General Assembly to let voters decide whether judges in this state should continue to elected or whether it’s time to set up a merit-based selection process. His announcement at the N.C. Bar Association’s annual meeting comes in a year in which legislators passed a law to make all judicial races partisan — from the Supreme Court level to the district courts. Harry Lynch N&O file photo

NC needs to stop messing with its judiciary

May 18, 2018 02:32 PM