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Race for chief justice shows the flaws in electing judges

North Carolina is one of the few states that chooses all of its judges through partisan elections, which leaves them prone to being perceived as political judges.

Plaintiffs ask NC Supreme Court to review lawsuit over 2016 surprise special session

“There was no justifiable reason for the 2016 special legislative session that was hatched in secrecy,” said Bob Phillips of Common Cause North Carolina. “It was a deliberate effort by Republican legislative leaders to keep citizens in the dark about their plans to engage in a nakedly partisan power grab. It was wrong, and it must not happen again.”

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