Andy Jackson

Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Andy Jackson (page 2)

  • How judges and justices in North Carolina can lose their jobs

    Judges and Supreme Court Justices are elected to fixed terms in North Carolina. However, circumstances sometimes require that they be removed before their terms are over. There are three ways to removed judges or justices from office in North Carolina. The first, according to Article IV…
    Andy Jackson, September 20, 2021
  • Testimony to Joint Redistricting Committee Hearing in Rocky Mount

    Below is my prepared testimony at a joint meeting of the North Carolina House and Senate Redistricting Committees in Rocky Mount on September 15: Senators and Representatives: I am Andy Jackson from neighboring Wake County. I am with the John Locke Foundation. Thank you for setting up this hearing and…
    Andy Jackson, September 15, 2021
  • How to Attend, and Speak at, the Six Redistricting Hearings Scheduled for this Week

    I have previously posted on how to attend, and sign up to speak at, redistricting hearings scheduled for September 14 (today)  and September 15. For the sake of convenience, here are the details for all six redistricting hearings scheduled for this week,…
    Andy Jackson, September 14, 2021
  • Details for Wednesday, September 15 Redistricting Hearings

    I had previously posted that the General Assembly is hosting redistricting in Winston-Salem and Elizabeth City on Tuesday, September 14. The General Assembly is also hosting two redistricting hearings on Wednesday, September 15 in Rocky Mount and Durham. Here are the details: Rocky Mount Time: 5:00…
    Andy Jackson, September 13, 2021
  • General Assembly Should Appropriate Election Security Funds

    A Republican election official and a Democratic election official have asked the General Assembly to release election security funds that Congress has already appropriated for North Carolina (Charlotte Observer): Fortunately, federal funds under the bipartisan 2020 Help America Vote Act (HAVA)…
    Andy Jackson, September 10, 2021
  • Next Redistricting Hearings in Winston-Salem, Elizabeth City on September 14

    The first redistricting hearing for North Carolina legislative and congressional districts was held on August 8 in Caldwell County. The General Assembly has posted audio of that meeting. Here are details for the next two joint House Redistricting Committee and Senate Redistricting and Elections Committee hearings,…
    Andy Jackson, September 9, 2021
  • Appeals Court Blocks Reinstatement of Voting Rights for Felons Serving Probation or Parole

    I wrote about two weeks ago that a three-judge panel in Wake Superior Court struck down the law granting convicted felons voting rights after they completed probation or parole on a 2-1 vote. The North Carolina Court of Appeals stayed that decision today, meaning that voter…
    Andy Jackson, September 3, 2021
  • Details for First Redistricting Hearing on September 8

    Here are the details for the first redistricting committee hearing on September 8 in Caldwell County: DAY & DATE: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 TIME:  6:00 PM LOCATION: Caldwell County Community College and Technical Institute, Broyhill Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd., Lenoir, NC 28645 Destin Hall (R – Caldwell), chair of the…
    Andy Jackson, September 2, 2021