Judges

Local News
5:22 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

NC Bar Association Urges Veto Of Changes In Disciplinary System For Judges

For the first time in its history, the North Carolina Bar Association is urging a governor to veto legislation. House Bill 652 would limit what the public could know about judges who are reprimanded for misconduct.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed March 6, 2013

How We Choose Judges In North Carolina

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 McCrory's 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.

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Local News
9:42 am
Tue February 12, 2013

What's So Special About A Special Superior Court Judge?

The Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act - 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.  But the Act would also eliminate 12 Special Superior Court Judge positions – which got us wondering what a special superior court judge is.  So, we asked WFAE's Julie Rose to find out.

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