Remember when Governor Cooper stated, “Judges make tough decisions on child abuse, divorce, property disputes, drunk driving, domestic violence and other issues that should be free from politics.”
After all of Governor Cooper’s empty rhetoric about politics having no place in the courts, he appointed a liberal Democrat judge that has been twice rejected by the voters of North Carolina.
This action offers new meaning to the term judicial activism – judicial horse trading to circumvent legislation they do not like. We all remember when Governor Cooper packed the Court of Appeals in 2000 and this new action shows the Democrats resort to political tricks because their judges have been rejected at the ballot box.
What Governor Cooper has done is impugned the integrity of the Court system.