2018 Election: Ricci Law Firm, PA's Recommendations For Judges

In the upcoming election, voters will elect a judge to the North Carolina Supreme Court and three judges to the Court of Appeals. As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, we understand the importance of electing fair and independent judges who are committed to equal justice for all. Many members of the community have asked who our firm recommends for this November’s judicial elections. Below, we list our recommendations.

For The NC Supreme Court, the Ricci Law Firm, PA recommends:

For the Court of Appeals, we recommend:

It’s also important to remember that voting for reputable and experienced judges is not enough to protect judicial independence. In this year’s election, please vote AGAINST the proposed constitutional amendment for filling judicial vacancies.

The judicial vacancy amendment, which will be listed fifth on the ballot, has two major defects:

  • Under the amendment, power is shifted from the Governor to the legislature to fill a judicial vacancy that occurs between elections. When legislators choose the judges who will decide the constitutionality of the laws that the legislature enacts, the independence of the judiciary is compromised.
  • The amendment also adds two years to every judicial appointment, which will take away the people’s right to choose their judges in the election following the appointment.

To inform your friends and family about the importance electing judges in the upcoming election, please share this message on Facebook or other social media. You can also print this message and bring it with you, or keep it handy on your phone to consult when you are in the ballot booth.

Early voting starts October 17. You can register to vote at an early voting location in your home county. Visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website to use their voter tools to check your voter registration, find one-stop early voting sites, and download a sample ballot for your district.

Do you need legal advice? Call (252) 285-4081 to schedule a free consultation with our team of Greenville personal injury lawyers.

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