Gov. Pat McCrory issued his first executive orderMonday to repeal a nonpartisan judicial nominating commission put in place by his predecessor.
The Republican said the commission didn’t work, noting that even former Gov. Bev Perdue rescinded the order in the final weeks of her term to fill a vacancy on the N.C. Supreme Court.
Perdue created the commission in 2011 to take the politics out of the process of picking judges. But the Democrat appointed some of her closest aides and prominent Democrats to the 18-member panel.
McCrory said politics is still a concern but he will appoint judges with the “highest integrity.”