Big business groups target judges who they believe will rule for plaintiffs in civil lawsuits, and plaintiffs’ lawyers fund ads attacking judges who they believe are more inclined to throw out lawsuits. Neither group actually cares about criminal justice.
North Carolinians fed up with a raft of new sharply-conservative policies that would hurt the poor, women, minorities, and the environment are expanding their weekly 'Moral Monday' protests to legislators' home districts around the state.
The North Carolina legislature is changing the law to allow more money to influence judicial elections, and it is weakening the rules that prevent judges from hearing cases in which they are or appear to be biased or impartial.
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