While the North Carolina Legislature wonders whether a massive change in how the state chooses judges is a good idea, John Johnston, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney, has no doubts.
Johnston, president of the Missouri Bar Association, is a strong supporter of the judicial election system that bears his home state's name: the Missouri Plan.
That's the kind of plan that reform-minded North Carolina lawyers like Charlotte attorney John Wester (pictured right) want to see their state adopt. On the other side, supporters of the status quo, like Raleigh attorney Robert Numbers (pictured left), say the Missouri-type plan would take power from the voters.
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