Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday filed another lawsuit against legislative leaders, accusing them of overstepping their authority in reducing the size of the state Court of Appeals and in controlling various state boards.
The lawsuit marks the third time Cooper and lawmakers will battle in court since his election six months ago.
The General Assembly in March approved legislation cutting the Court of Appeals from 15 judges to 12 as three older judges reach the mandatory retirement age of 72. The move prevented Cooper from naming people to serve the remainder of the judges’ terms. He vetoed the bill, but lawmakers overrode the veto. (Read more)