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McCrory signs “star chamber” judicial discipline bill

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 23, 2013 @ 3:54 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

 Pat McCrory 4Among the controversial bills that the Governor attempted (probably successfully) to approve under the news media radar this afternoon was the hugely controversial proposal [1] detailed here [2] by NC Policy Watch reporter Sharon McCloskey last month to establish a secret and unaccountable “star chamber” system for disciplining wayward state judges.

The bill was opposed by both the N.C. Bar Association [3] and the N.C. Advocates for Justice [4]– which represents the state’s trial lawyers.

All in all, this afternoon appears to be shaping up as the icing on the cake [5] of what is, without a doubt, one of the most disastrous years in public policy in state history.

Have a great weekend.


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[1] the hugely controversial proposal: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=h652

[2] here: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/07/31/behind-closed-doors-north-carolina-creates-a-star-chamber-for-wayward-judges/

[3] N.C. Bar Association: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/06/bar-association-calls-for-a-veto-of-the-star-chamber-bill/

[4] N.C. Advocates for Justice : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/07/advocates-for-justice-ask-governor-to-veto-bill-changing-discipline-of-judges/

[5] the icing on the cake: http://www.wral.com/mccrory-clears-his-desk/12811463/

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