North Carolina Judicial Elections

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Julie Donnelly of North Carolina Public Radio reports on new legislation being considered by the North Carolina legislature. If passed, it would set up the first public financing for state judicial elections in the country and make them non-partisan. Supporters say the bill will help restore public confidence in the impartiality and fairness of the judiciary by limiting campaign donations for judicial elections. Opponents say the measure will make special interests even more important in judicial elections by increasing the value of their endorsements.

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