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Senate Democrats request 7 speakers for next judicial reform meeting

Democrats who are part of the Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting have requested seven speakers to appear at their next gathering.

They wrote a letter Thursday to committee chairmen Senators Dan Bishop, Warren Daniel and Bill Rabon, all Republicans. The committee is reviewing all forms of judicial selection, reform and redistricting.

“Despite Senator Bishop’s decision to not allow former Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens to speak at the last Committee hearing, we continue to expect the Chairs of the Committee to hear from different perspectives and viewpoints,” the letter states.

The letter lists each speaker request with a brief description of what ties those individuals to the court system.

The requested speakers are Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger’s Chief of Staff Jim Blaine, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, former superior court judge and former director of the Administrative Office of the Courts Thomas Ross, Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman, UNC School of Law Professor James Drennan and a representative of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers.

The Democratic Senators who wrote the letter are Terry Van Duyn, Floyd McKissick, Joel Ford and Jay Chaudhuri. The next meeting is scheduled Jan. 3.

You can read the full letter below.

Judiciary — Letter to Senators Bishop Daniel Rabon by NC Policy Watch on Scribd

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