Former NC chief justices join former governors in opposing proposed amendments

Former NC chief justices join former governors in opposing proposed amendments

From the Charlotte Observer

North Carolina’s six living former Supreme Court chief justices Thursday blasted two of the six constitutional amendments proposed for the fall ballot, joining Gov. Roy Cooper and his five predecessors.

Meanwhile, General Assembly leaders called a special session Friday to rewrite the ballot language to comply with a court order.

“I disagree with the court’s decision on the merits,” Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said in a statement. “It’s clear . . . that protracted litigation could delay ballot printing and only further the chance for voter confusion. Given those circumstances, I support a special session to write amendments that comply with the court order as quickly as possible.”

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