A trio of Superior Court Judges (from left) Todd Burke, Judge Jesse Caldwell and Judge Jeffrey Foster listen to lawyers at the Wake County Courthouse in February. A new state law will change the previously nonpartisan election of superior and district court judges to partisan elections.
A trio of Superior Court Judges (from left) Todd Burke, Judge Jesse Caldwell and Judge Jeffrey Foster listen to lawyers at the Wake County Courthouse in February. A new state law will change the previously nonpartisan election of superior and district court judges to partisan elections. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
A trio of Superior Court Judges (from left) Todd Burke, Judge Jesse Caldwell and Judge Jeffrey Foster listen to lawyers at the Wake County Courthouse in February. A new state law will change the previously nonpartisan election of superior and district court judges to partisan elections. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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