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Fair Courts Town Hall – Chapel Hill
December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Think our judges should be fair, independent, and removed from political pressure? Unfortunately, politicians in Raleigh are trying to gain partisan control over the courts and rig the system in their favor. First, they canceled primary elections for judges, and now the politicians are planning to return in January 2018 to cancel judicial elections and simply appoint their political friends to fill the bench and tilt the scales of justice in their favor.
Right now, members of the North Carolina General Assembly are home in their districts for the holidays. And we have a chance to tell them directly to oppose this brazen conspiracy to rig the justice system for partisan control.
Join us Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m., at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC, for the sixth of our series of Fair Courts Town Halls.
Representative Marcia Morey (D-Durham), a former Chief District Judge, will be joined by a panel of North Carolina legal experts including:
John Wester: A NC litigator at Robinson Bradshaw and former President of the NC Bar Association who has tried landmark cases, served as lead litigator for Hyatt v. Shalala, a 20-year-long case decided by the US Supreme Court, and lead counsel for three governors in McCrory v. Berger, successfully challenging the General Assembly for violating separation of powers under the North Carolina Constitution.
James Drennan: An Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Government, previous Director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, an expert in the courts, judicial education, and sentencing law who both teaches and advises on court administration issues, judicial ethics and fairness, criminal sentencing, and judicial leadership.
During the 90-minute town hall, hosted by Democracy North Carolina, NC NAACP, NC Voters for Clean Elections (NCVCE), and Progress NC, local legislators and other experts will be invited to address our community’s concerns, and we’ll provide the latest ways to help you fight back for fair courts.