Op-Ed

March 14, 2016 5:08 PM

Judicial reform farce may put NC Supreme Court in a pickle

A panel of three state judges has struck down legislation that would have given incumbent justices the option of avoiding contested elections

It would have allowed them to run in “retention” elections in which voters choose whether to keep them on the bench

If the ruling is appealed to the state Supreme Court, all seven justices arguably have a significant interest in the outcome

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