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Without statewide consensus, partial judicial remaps advance

RALEIGH (AP) Republican lawmakers are advancing fragments of a statewide remapping of North Carolina’s judicial election districts in hopes of passing them before candidate filing for judges begins in just over two weeks. A House committee voted late June 1 ...

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… And don’t let the screen door hit you (access required)

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North Carolina State Rep. Justin Burr is a very persistent man with a very persistent grudge against the judicial branch in Stanly County. As the General Assembly hammers out a state budget, the House version of the budget has an amendment inserted by Burr giving tiny Stanly County its own judicial district – and relocating a district court judge who has long been the subject of Burr’s ire.

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New chief judge named for Mecklenburg District Court (access required)

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Judge Regan A. Miller has been appointed chief District Court judge for Judicial District 26. He succeeds Judge Lisa C. Bell. Sarah Parker, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, said, “Judge Miller has served with distinction as a District Court judge for over 13 years, has unanimous support of his colleagues on the District Court bench, and has the experience and vision necessary for the successful administration of the largest judicial district in our state.”

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Investigation into Mecklenburg PJC arrangement begins (access required)

Officials in Mecklenburg County are exploring the legality and appropriateness of the relationship among the district attorney's office, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the local courts and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that offers defensive-driving courses to ticketed motorists. Mecklenburg County Chief District Court Judge Lisa Bell (pictured) said she began an inquiry into the matter in July after former Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney Sean P. Smith first raised the issue publically in an interview with Charlotte's FOX News affiliate.

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