Panel Discussion on Judicial Selection in North Carolina

Triangle Lawyers Chapter

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Judicial Selection in North Carolina - Event Audio/VideoAlthough North Carolina currently elects its judicial officials, various groups are pushing to eliminate judicial elections in favor of a system where members of the bench are selected either through gubernatorial appointment or through a judicial nominating commission. Governor Perdue has already created a judicial nominating commission that will determine who the governor can appoint to judicial openings that arise between elections and a number of bills are pending in the General Assembly that would amend the state constitution to change our method of judicial selection. Please join the Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for a discussion on the current debate about judicial selection in North Carolina and the impact the outcome of this debate will have on North Carolina's citizens.


  • Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • Prof. Scott Gaylord, Elon University School of Law
  • Ms. Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, The Judicial Crisis Network
  • Moderator: Mr. Robert T. Numbers II, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC