The state Republican Party executive director raised the possibility that state Supreme Court justices could be impeached if they ruled against legislative leaders in a lawsuit over constitutional amendments.
Dallas Woodhouse made the remarks at an NC Free Enterprise Foundation event Friday. In a later interview with The News & Observer, he said he wasn’t threatening the justices, but is concerned about what would happen if they rule against legislative leaders. “It would be an evisceration of separation of powers,” he said.
In separate lawsuits, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, and the NAACP and an environmental group are suing to remove some of the proposed constitutional amendments the legislature placed on the fall ballot