NAACP v. Moore involves a challenge to two legislatively-proposed constitutional amendments, one about the state’s income tax and one about voter ID. The NAACP plaintiffs filed a motion to disqualify two justices, one because his father is a named defendant (and the majority leader of the state senate) and the other because she is a former legislator who drafted the proposals.
On November 4, 2021 the Brennan Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of neither party in response to the court asking for special briefing on what process they should follow for deciding the recusal motion. Relying on our expertise as to recusal procedure, the Brennan Center’s brief details best practices for consideration of recusal motions and argues that the legal community’s thinking has evolved to understand that independent review of recusal motions is essential.
Amicus Briefs in Support of Neither Party
- Brief for Amici Curiae Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law in Support of Neither Party, filed on 11/4/2021
- Brief of North Carolina Professors of Professional Responsibility, filed on 11/2/2021
- Amicus Curiae Brief (North Carolina Professors of Constitutional Law), filed on 11/2/2021
- Amicus Curiae Brief (Former Chairs of the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission), filed on 10/28/2021