Judging the judges

Last week a Federal court repeated a January ruling that North Carolina’s congressional district map was unconstitutional and must be replaced prior to the November elections. It was no surprise.  Although N.C. voters are fairly evenly divided between the two major parties, districts there are so gerrymandered that Republicans hold 10 of the state’s 13 …

Judges who care

Since last October North Carolina’s Republican leadership has been threatening the state’s Superior Court.  Legislators have the power to limit the court’s jurisdiction, cut judicial funding, gerrymander judicial districts, and impeach judges. Last week the chair of the N.C. Republicans repeated the threats as judges consider a case concerning “deceptive wording” of two ballot measures …