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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The first executive order signed by new North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory repeals an order of his Democratic predecessor creating a state commission to nominate new judges.

The Republican signed an order Monday effectively undoing Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2011 creation of the commission. Perdue’s goal was to remove politics from the process by selecting appeals and superior court judges from candidates nominated by the non-partisan commission.

Perdue faced criticism last month after she temporarily suspended her own order to make last-minute judicial appointments as her term expired without waiting for the lengthy nominating process.

McCrory says he is also concerned about the potential for politics to influence judicial appointments, but he says Perdue’s order simply didn’t work. He’s reverting to making direct appointments as outlined by the state Constitution.

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  • Vog46

    “A commission is too political so I’m disbanding it so I can make my own appointments”………

    Republicans are no better at this than the Democrats are.
    Congratulations Gov – another in long line of gubernatorial miscues for NC!!!!
    What’s next?


  • Vog46

    Forgot we are in North Carolina that should read:

    “GOOBER-natorial” miscues for NC!!!!!

    Silly me to expect McCrory to be any different



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