Courts & the Law, News

Pitt County Bar Association opposes judicial redistricting; House committee meets today

The Pitt County Bar Association delivered a resolution to House lawmakers Monday opposing Rep. Justin Burr’s (R-Stanly, Montgomery) plan to redraw judicial and prosecutorial districts.

Rep. Billy Richardson (D-Cumberland) tweeted out the resolution, which was passed Thursday. It states that House Bill 717, the judicial redistricting measure, would be unfair to voters in one district, who would get to elect three judges, and voters in another district, who would only get to elect two judges.

The resolution states that splitting Pitt County into judicial districts is unfair because all District and Superior Court judges hear and decide cases from all citizens in Pitt County.

“The Pitt County Bar Association adopts the North Carolina Bar Association’s position that any redistricting of judicial districts should be based upon an open and robust process that includes input from the Administrative Office of the Courts, judges, district attorneys, members of the bar, and other members of the judicial system, so that the result increases the efficiency and access to justice, and enhances trust and confidence in our legal system on the part of the citizens of our state,” it states.

The House judicial redistricting committee meets for the first time today at 1 p.m. in room 544 of the Legislative Office Building.

Check Also

Lawmakers will hear public comment on Congressional maps tomorrow

Congressional redistricting at the North Carolina legislature appears ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

After a weeks-long storm of investigations, leaks and accusations of unethical behavior on North Car [...]

When it began in 1919, it was “Armistice Day” — a celebration of the end of World War I. It became a [...]

Peter Romary worked for UNC board member Tom Fetzer, but claimed connections to Senate leader Phil B [...]

GREENSBORO – A Pender County graduate almost missed an opportunity to pursue his dream job because h [...]

“The hymn in church yesterday,” Dan Gerlach, the embattled former ECU interim chancellor, tweeted Su [...]

Back in the early 1990’s, the late and sorely missed Bob Hensley – a talented, feisty and frequently [...]

The post Berger on shaky ground appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Today marks 100 days since I filed an official request with the Department of Public Instruction to [...]