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NCSC in the news

NCSC's Jim McMillan to provide keynote address at 2016 Justice Summit

"The Future Is Now" will be the theme of the 2016 summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more about it here.

Arizona Republicans try to bring back court-packing

NCSC analyst Bill Raftery was quoted in an article about "court-packing" by Republicans in Arizona. Read the full article in the Atlantic.


News releases

Judges team up with PBS’s Tavis Smiley for "Listening Tour"

Judges are known to be expert listeners, but a new format is taking their listening skills to a higher level. On Friday, June 10, judicial leaders from across the country gathered in Los Angeles to record the first edition of Courting Justice, a multi-part, televised “listening tour” being produced in cooperation with PBS broadcaster Tavis Smiley.  The first of the town hall meetings was recorded at Loyola School of Law. It will be broadcast on PBS stations across the country on Wednesday, June 22, in Tavis Smiley’s regular programming slot. Read the full press release. 

Election Law web tool launched to help state court judges make fair and timely decisions

To help state court judges resolve complex election disputes disputes and navigate the country’s election codes, a State Election Law eBenchbook has been developed by the Election Law Program, a joint project of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and William & Mary Law School. This eBenchbook launches June 7 in three states -- Virginia, Colorado, and Florida. Read the full press release.