Nonprofits call for fair courts


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Several groups gathered in downtown Wilmington Thursday to demand changes to North Carolina’s justice system.

Fair Courts NC is on a mission to change the courts of the state without partisanship.

The coalition has planned a tour and stopped in towns across the state to push its campaign to restore confidence in the courts by changing the law.

Their aim is to allow judges to run for office as independents or to run non-partisan judicial elections, as well as to prohibit partisan judges from endorsing and fundraising for other candidates, not on the ballot.

The association also wants to establish clear ethical rules that would prohibit judges from taking cases involving friends and family members.

According to Melissa Price Kromm, executive director of North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections, the court system was different in the past.

“We can just go back to nonpartisan elections, that was the norm, our judges weren’t wearing red robes or blue robes because they’re there to uphold the rule of law,” she said. declared. “Ultimately, we advocate for fair, impartial, and independent state courts.”

Thursday’s event was the latest of several stops the group has made across the state.

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