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Senate Bill 10 — and the special superior court judges — are back
Posted By Sharon McCloskey On April 25, 2013 @ 12:51 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Senate Bill 10, which would eliminate dozens of boards and commissions, is out of conference committee and on the House calendar today.
As originally filed, the bill eliminated 12 special superior court judgeship positions. But the House balked, pulling that provision from its version of the bill.
The committee substitute now recommended  resurrects the provision but allows sitting special superior court judges to complete their terms. The three business court judgeships remain in tact.
Though the compromise may sidestep constitutional questions about whether the legislature can remove judges, its passage would still add to the chronic understaffing of the courts .
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URLs in this post:
 now recommended: http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&DocNum=4467&SeqNum=1
 chronic understaffing of the courts: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/02/14/12-judges-and-20000-cases-down-what-sb-10-means-for-the-courts/
 House budget on the courts: Closer to the Governor: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/07/house-budget-on-the-courts-closer-to-the-governor/
 Advocates for Justice ask governor to veto bill changing discipline of judges: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/07/advocates-for-justice-ask-governor-to-veto-bill-changing-discipline-of-judges/
 Last-minute bill creates secret review system for judicial complaints: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/31/last-minute-bill-creates-secret-review-system-for-judicial-complaints/
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