Election season is upon us and then some. There’s barely a free piece of grass left in North Carolina with all of the election signs. This year a constitutional amendment is on the ballot concerning jury trials. The proposed amendment hasn’t received a lot of attention. If it passes, the amendment would allow a defendant in a felony case to waive his or her right to a jury trial in favor of a judge trial. That waiver is not currently allowed. Interestingly, all 49 states other than North Carolina currently allow some type of waiver. The UNC School of Government issued a well written analysis of the proposed amendment.: Check it out.