Sept. 27, 2017
Contact: Bryan Warner, Common Cause NC, 919-836-0027 or

CCNC statement on NC legislature's dramatic redraw of judicial districts

RALEIGH – The Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting on Wednesday approved House Bill 717, which would dramatically redraw districts from which judges and district attorneys are elected throughout the state. The bill will next go to the full NC House for a vote.

The following is a statement from Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC, in response to the legislature's attempt to redraw North Carolina's judicial and prosecutorial districts:

"This current judicial redistricting process has sorely lacked proper transparency and public input, and has largely kept citizens and the judicial community in the dark on changes that could have a profound and long-lasting impact on North Carolina's court system.

"Any changes to our state's judicial districts should be thoughtfully deliberated with ample participation by and support from citizens and the judicial community. Sadly, lawmakers have fallen far short of that standard."

Common Cause NC is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

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