Judicial Elections http://wfae.org en The Awkward World Of Judicial Stump Speeches http://wfae.org/post/awkward-world-judicial-stump-speeches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In seven weeks, North Carolinians will go to the polls for the state&nbsp; primary elections.&nbsp; This means candidates for all kinds of offices are out wooing voters and raising money. For those trying to become elected judges - the process is a bit strange.&nbsp; And even the candidates worry it may hurt the credibility of the state’s highest courts.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:17:36 +0000 Tom Bullock 47149 at http://wfae.org The Awkward World Of Judicial Stump Speeches 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 What's So Special About A Special Superior Court Judge? http://wfae.org/post/whats-so-special-about-special-superior-court-judge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=s10" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- which has passed the North Carolina senate and will now be considered by the House – has gotten a lot of attention because it would allow Republican leaders to remake a number of powerful commissions and regulatory bodies.&nbsp; But the Act would also eliminate 12 Special Superior Court Judge positions – which got us wondering what a special superior court judge </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">is.&nbsp; </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So, we asked </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose to find out.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:42:45 +0000 Julie Rose 21248 at http://wfae.org What's So Special About A Special Superior Court Judge? Candidate Who? New Source For Info On NC Judicial Candidates http://wfae.org/post/candidate-who-new-source-info-nc-judicial-candidates <p>The airwaves - and your mailbox - may be full of campaign messages for U.S. president or North Carolina governor, but further down the ballot you'll be expected to choose judges next month, too.&nbsp;</p><p>Trouble is, you're not likely to find much if you search for information about those candidates online.&nbsp;They often don't have much money to spend campaigning, so even a Facebook page for the candidate can be hard to find.</p><p>"It's not easy!" admits Nancy Roberson, executive director of the Mecklenburg County Bar. "We had the same dilemma."</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:12:39 +0000 Julie Rose 13483 at http://wfae.org Candidate Who? New Source For Info On NC Judicial Candidates