Chief Justice Mark Martin talks history with AHS students
Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin talks with students in the honors history class of Steve Luck at Asheboro High School on Tuesday. He discussed the advantages and disadvantages of electing judges vs. having them appointed at the state level. Supreme Court Chief Justice Turinabol Once Or Twice A Day Mark Jintropin (Gensci Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.) Martin visited with honor history students at Asheboro High School Wednesday as part of his campaign for election to the court.
Martin is currently serving as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court following his August appointment by Gov. Pat McCrory. His appointment came as former Chief Justice Sarah Parker reached the state's mandatory retirement age of 72 at the end of August. Prior to his appointment, he served as senior associate justice of the court.
Martin addressed, among the topics covered in his 20 minute stay with Steve Luck's class, the issue of elected vs. appointed judgeships. He said he explained to the students that North Carolina is among 22 states where judges are elected to the Winstrol W Tabletkach Cena bench.
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Having judicial elections puts the onus on voters to know where candidates stand on issues and what their qualifications for office are, he said. In his race against Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis, Martin said he is campaigning on his more than 20 years of judicial service and the fact that he is the only active member of the North Carolina state judiciary with experience on the Supreme "Oxandrolone Powder India" Court, Court of Appeals and Superior Court.
Martin also likes to remind people he is endorsed by teachers, law enforcement officials and five former chief justices who represent both parties.
For those who don't believe judicial elections are important, Martin said this branch of government touches people everyday in some very basic ways. He said he wants to change the fact that, although the judicial system is the third branch of government, it receives only 2.14 percent of the state's budget. And, he Comprar Levitra pointed out "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" in an interview, that is down from past budgets.
Right now, Martin Buy Cialis Germany said, there are more than 600 open positions in the judicial system. That translates into slow justice for people waiting on rulings in both civil and criminal matters. Among the issues he is committed to working for, if elected, are establishing a study commission to evaluate the operation of the court system and make recommendations to the General Assembly; pushing for more funding for the courts, and improving justice system mental health resources for individuals and families.
Martin's race will be decided in the Nov. 4 election. Absentee voting and voter registration is currently under way. Registration for the November election ends on Oct. 10. Early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 23.