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NCBA Opposes Two-Year Judicial Terms

NCBA Opposes Two-Year Judicial Terms

Senate Bill 698 proposes an amendment to the state constitution that would cause the terms of all North Carolina judges and justices elected prior to July 1, 2018, to end on Dec. 31, 2018, and for all judges and justices to be elected to two-year terms beginning with the general election in 2018.

It is the position of the NCBA that requiring judges and justices to run for office every two years is inconsistent with principles of judicial independence, would erode trust and confidence in our legal system on the part of the citizens of our state, and would impede the administration of justice in North Carolina. Therefore, the NCBA opposes Senate Bill 698.

Click here to view the language of Senate Bill 698.