Proposed Resolution to the NC State Legislature

The following resolution will be voted on at the October 11, 2017 meeting of the 28th Judicial Bar. Members must be present to vote.

RESOLUTION OF THE 28th JUDICIAL DISTRICT BAR

IN REGARDS TO JUDICIAL REDISTRICTING IN BUNCOMBE  COUNTY PROPOSED BY HOUSE BILL 717

 

WHEREAS, the 28th Judicial District, located in Buncombe County, is currently a single county judicial district for administrative and electoral purposes; and

 

WHEREAS, all 28th Judicial District Court and Superior Court Judges are currently elected in countywide elections; and

 

WHEREAS, currently all registered voters in Buncombe County are able to vote in each judicial election in the 28th Judicial District; and

 

WHEREAS, House Bill 717 would divide Buncombe County into two judicial districts, Judicial District 39A and Judicial District 39B, for electoral purposes only; and

 

WHEREAS, under House Bill 717, all registered voters in Buncombe would not be able to vote in each judicial election in Buncombe County; and

 

WHEREAS, the 28th Judicial District adopts the positon of the North Carolina State Bar in that we urge the North Carolina Legislature to be respectful of historical geographical boundaries in making decisions and to not split up counties, including Buncombe County, into separate judicial districts; and

 

WHEREAS, the 28th Judicial District further adopts the position of the North Carolina State Bar in that we urge the North Carolina Legislature to hold over voting on this matter until the next session to allow all stakeholders time to review and provide input on these important decisions.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 28th Judicial District Bar respectfully requests that the North Carolina Legislature be respectful of historical geographical boundaries when deciding whether to split Buncombe County into two judicial districts and that the North Carolina Legislature hold over voting on this matter until the next session to allow all stakeholders time to review and provide input on these important decisions.

 

Adopted this the 11th day of October, 2017.

 

28th JUDICIAL DISTRICT BAR

 

 

 

 

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Annika M. Brock, President