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Bar Association calls for a veto of the “star chamber” bill
Posted By Sharon McCloskey On August 6, 2013 @ 12:42 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
According to the News & Observer , the North Carolina Bar Association today joined the chorus of voices asking Gov. Pat McCrory to veto H652 , which changes the rules for the discipline of judges.
As we reported last week , the bill would wrest control over most public proceedings involving judicial misconduct from the Judicial Standards Commission and pass it on to the Supreme Court, which would consider allegations in secret and disclose information to the public if and when the justices decided to discipline a particular judge. It also would allow the state Supreme Court justices to decide if and when to discipline each other — again, in secret.
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URLs in this post:
 News & Observer: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/nc_bar_association_asks_governor_to_veto_judicial_discipline_secrecy_bill
 H652: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H652v4.pdf
 reported last week: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/07/31/behind-closed-doors-north-carolina-creates-a-star-chamber-for-wayward-judges/
 Newspapers across the state: http://www.gavelgrab.org/?p=61117
 Whiteville News Reporter: http://www.whiteville.com/news/new-laws-mean-changes-for-judges-elections/article_7d69e308-fdd7-11e2-95ea-001a4bcf887a.html
 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/
 More money, more secrecy for the high court: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/20/more-money-more-secrecy-for-the-high-court/
 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/
 Conservatives on 2014 judicial elections: “Lose the courts, lose the war”: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/12/conservatives-on-2014-judicial-elections-lose-the-courts-lose-the-war/
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