Judges in other states are facing attacks from legislators. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is currently facing a real threat of impeachment for striking down a redistricting map. Legislators in states like Florida and Kansas have also introduced bills to give themselves more control over choosing judges or change their merit selection systems to make them more like the North Carolina proposal. A constitutional amendment up for a vote in Arkansas would transfer some judicial rule-making authority to the legislature, and this would allow the legislature to overturn a 2013 state supreme court decision to strike down a tort reform law. … [Read more...] about The North Carolina legislature is attacking judges who rule against it
A fearsome predator was recently spotted off the coast of North Carolina, according to WNCT-9, a CBS affiliate in Greenville. George, a great white shark measuring in at around 10 feet in length, was traced to the Outer Banks, a string of barrier islands stretching 200 miles along Virginia and North Carolina, at the end of March, according to a tracking device operated by OCEARCH. … [Read more...] about Great White Shark Named George Spotted Near North Carolina After Florida Vacation
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At the state level, court-ordered state House and Senate redistricting created more competitive districts — some without sitting incumbents, attracting lots of candidates. Pairs of Republican senators were drawn into the same district, meaning two incumbents won't advance. Energy for and against Trump and Republicans in control of the General Assembly also led candidates to file in droves. … [Read more...] about US Reps, Legislators Seek North Carolina Primary Wins
Democrats have disproportionately voted early compared to their overall registration: 47 percent of early voters were Democrats compared to comprising 38 percent of total registration. Unaffiliated voters — who can choose to vote in either the Democratic or GOP primaries — and Republicans are voting slightly less than their registration proportions. … [Read more...] about Heated Local Races Help Boost Turnout in North Carolina