But that’s not what is happening!
Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby and the Republican legislative leaders in Raleigh are conspiring to politicize our state courts, eliminate judicial independence, and turn judges into rubber stamps for their power grab. There has been a systemic, years-long campaign to diminish and ultimately end our state courts’ Constitutional role as a check on legislative power. We are now at a dangerous turning point that is putting our democracy and fundamental rights at risk. Here is what’s happening:
State courts are often the final deciders on crucial issues that impact our everyday lives, such as voting rights, fair elections, public education, and civil liberties. And in an increasingly partisan world, our courts must be free of political pressure and party loyalty.
North Carolinians understand the power of the courts, especially when it comes to ensuring free and fair elections. That is why Fair Courts NC was established – for North Carolinians of all backgrounds to demand that our judicial system be free of politics and judges are able to rule impartially.