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2/7/2023

Today at 10am, we expect Democratic legislators to weigh in on the Parent’s Bill of Rights. We expect the Senate to take the bill up on the floor at 4pm.

The House Education – K-12 Committee meets at 1 p.m. to discuss a constitutional amendment to elect the State Board of Education and hear Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt’s legislative agenda.

The Carolina Journal is reporting that the Leandro hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 10 in courtroom 10B at the Wake County Courthouse.

Yesterday the N.C. Supreme Court ordered rehearings in redistricting and voter ID cases. Here is what Gov. Roy Cooper had to say,

“The fear that this Republican Supreme Court would give in to all the demands of the Republican legislature regardless of the constitution, precedent or judicial independence, is now clearly justified. Rehearing cases because you dislike the previous outcome isn’t how our judicial system is supposed to work because the meaning of our constitution doesn’t change when new judges are elected.

“For this Court to reopen rulings just weeks after they were decided is unprecedented and appalling and indicates that these justices reject the idea of an independent judiciary and swear allegiance to the whims of the Republican legislative leadership.

“The plan by the Republican legislature to create a subservient judiciary began with changing the law to force judges to run for election under a political party label, and now we are seeing the ominous result.

“These rulings threaten the public’s confidence in the courts and the very foundation of our democracy.”

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.


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