Tag: courts

#ncga: New maps. (Hmm …. )

The honorables have floated some new proposed districts for the state’s court system.  My first thought:  The districts are so nice and neat and contiguous.  WHY can’t we do this for the legislature and the Congress? Here are the proposed…

#ncga: SB4 antes up on the intrigue

Just when you thought it coudn’t get more interesting, along comes SB4 — sponsored by senators Rucho, Tucker and Rabon.  Here is the reader’s digest version: Partisan elections for the Supreme Court.    THIS should have been done two years…

The politics of pre-school

        The richest man in North Carolina was in DC to demand even more taxpayer-funded preschool: Jim Goodnight, the CEO of Cary software company SAS, spoke at a press conference in Washington Wednesday marking the roll out…

Campaign 2014: Here come the judges!

  North Carolina saw a more aggressive than usual Supreme Court election in 2012 with the reelection of Justice Paul Newby(R).  Well-placed sources tell me that jockeying for the 2014 NC Supreme Court races is already underway. State Appeals Court…