North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Appointment Amendment (2012)
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The measure would have reformed the process of selecting Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals.
Text of measure
The proposed measure would ask voters:
Constitutional amendment to reform the process of selecting Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals by providing for (i) appointment by the Governor; (ii) accountability to the public through confirmation elections which will be held during the first general election after the Justice or Judge has served at least two years and every eight years thereafter; and (iii) the choice of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from among the Justices.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the North Carolina Constitution
The North Carolina Constitution, Section 4 of Article XIII, requires that a legislatively-referred amendment go on the ballot after it is approved by a 60% vote of each house of the North Carolina State Legislature.
- House Bill 325 (full text)