RALEIGH – Today a three-judge panel in North Carolina issued a temporary restraining order blocking a law that required state Senate approval for Governor Cooper’s Cabinet nominees.
Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “This court ruling is nothing but judicial activism. The decision is truly disappointing, as it positions state courts to become more like federal courts in usurping the power of the elected legislature. The North Carolina constitution plainly speaks to legislative advice and consent on cabinet nominees.
“Rather than putting up a fight, Governor Cooper should embrace transparency and recognize that his appointees will have greater legitimacy and be more effective if they go through the legislative confirmation process.”
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.747.8064.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.