Justice http://wfae.org en Record Campaign Cash For Judges. But Are There Rules To Keep Justice Fair? http://wfae.org/post/record-campaign-cash-judges-are-there-rules-keep-justice-fair <p>Campaign finance records show $1.3 million were spent on North Carolina’s sole Supreme Court primary this year.&nbsp; It’s a dubious state record that raises concerns over the impartiality of justices relying on big dollar donations to keep their seats.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:12:09 +0000 Tom Bullock 51040 at http://wfae.org Record Campaign Cash For Judges. But Are There Rules To Keep Justice Fair? Smart Justice http://wfae.org/post/smart-justice <p>In recent years public sentiment toward the justice system, both at home and nationwide was quite skeptical and negative. In response, Justice Department officials began a series of reforms including Justice Reinvestment. Proponents say that reforms are working but challenges remain. We'll hear from officials on the front lines of the justice system, learn more about Justice Reinvestment, what reforms are working and what is left to be done to achieve smart justice,&nbsp;when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26482 at http://wfae.org Smart Justice How We Choose Judges In North Carolina http://wfae.org/post/how-we-choose-judges-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is an ongoing debate about how we seat judges in North Carolina. On one side are supporters of partisan judicial elections, on the other the appointment of judges by the sitting Governor. Other scenarios have been introduced as well. Last year Governor Perdue issued an executive order creating an 18 member committee to select a slate of judges for the Governor to choose from. One of Governor </span>McCrory's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;first acts was to repeal that order. We'll look at how we choose judges in our state and some of the most popular suggestions for reform, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22650 at http://wfae.org How We Choose Judges In North Carolina Mass Shootings: Inside The Minds Of Madmen http://wfae.org/post/mass-shootings-inside-minds-madmen <p>Every so often, increasingly it seems, we hear about the grisly, gruesome crimes of a maniac. We flip on the news to learn that someone else has snapped on a school campus or at a shopping mall. This time it was at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and 6 adults were killed by a young man wielding a semi-automatic rifle. Sadly, this is only the latest example – from the Aurora Theater shooting in July to the Sikh Temple in August and the Tucson shooting last year – there are too many in recent memory. We watch the news in horror and wonder why. Can we ever really understand why or how someone could take so many innocent lives? We’'ll attempt to find out and peek into the mind of a madman. We'’ll also take a look at ourselves. What does it mean when this news receives days and weeks of coverage? When the shooter’'s face is plastered everywhere? We examine that and more, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 17815 at http://wfae.org Mass Shootings: Inside The Minds Of Madmen