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Old 03-31-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: NC
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So certain GOPs in the legislature in their infinite wisdom have decided to propose a law allowing people without any formal legal training to be judges.

This is crazy imho. You have people who might very well not have a clue as to how the rules of evidence, and motions work being judges. This would make district courts even more crazy and almost certainly encourage judge shopping. On top of this consider that the person who would be a judge would not be considered legally able to represent either side in the case, yet somehow they should be judges. Once more these GOPers want to amend the constitution to do it? Seems crazy.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/B...PDF/H397v1.pdf

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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They're already trying to make judicial elections partisan. If both pass they can make republican corporate executives judges.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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Partisan judicial elections would backfire on the GOP in Mecklenburg county, probably in several others as well.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Partisan judicial elections would backfire on the GOP in Mecklenburg county, probably in several others as well.
They would backfire on everyone when PAC dollars start flowing into the campaigns and corrupting the system, which is what has happened in states with partisan judiciaries.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Well, this way we can get preachers and corporate CEO's to be judges. What's the surprise in this bill?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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What a Clown Car this GOP legislature is.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Can't be any worse than the Zanny liberal judges he have that were put in their seats by our lovely previous Gov. the same judges that let criminals go back on the streets to advance with greater skills, including murder. Put crazy people where crazy people are - makes sense to me.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: NC
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Can't be any worse than the Zanny liberal judges he have that were put in their seats by our lovely previous Gov. the same judges that let criminals go back on the streets to advance with greater skills, including murder. Put crazy people where crazy people are - makes sense to me.
Have you ever been to criminal district court? It is already a circus, the last thing you need is someone who is clueless on the bench, we don't need to replicate the judicial amateur hour known as magistrate's court. Besides that district court judges, while elected, are not particularly zanny or liberal they tend to be a product of the local bar rather then anything in Raleigh. The last thing we need is a bunch of GOP legislators who have never cracked a book on the rules of evidence thinking they know what a judge does. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are busy enough, they don't need to be made into impromptu law professors for non-lawyer judges, because a bunch of GOPers in the legislature don't have a clue.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest CSA
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Can't be any worse than the Zanny liberal judges he have that were put in their seats by our lovely previous Gov. the same judges that let criminals go back on the streets to advance with greater skills, including murder. Put crazy people where crazy people are - makes sense to me.
Exactly. Lawyers want these jobs for themselves. That's what law licenses are all about keeping people out and prices up.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Can't be any worse than the Zanny liberal judges he have that were put in their seats by our lovely previous Gov. the same judges that let criminals go back on the streets to advance with greater skills, including murder. Put crazy people where crazy people are - makes sense to me.
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Exactly. Lawyers want these jobs for themselves. That's what law licenses are all about keeping people out and prices up.
Judges are elected. I know this because I have seen their names on the ballots.
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