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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

NCSC names Arizona, Florida and Virginia students as top Civics Education Essay Contest winners

Taylor Stryker, a fifth-grader at Walsingham Academy Lower School in Williamsburg, Virginia, Camryn Trabue, a seventh-grader at Sawgrass Springs Middle School in Coral Springs, Florida, and Kaileigh Thompson, a ninth-grader at Benson High School in Benson, Arizona, are the first place winners of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) 2016 Civics Education Essay Contest, held to recognize Law Day, May 1. Contest entries were divided into three age categories: third to fifth grade, sixth to eighth grade, and ninth to twelfth grade. Each age group was asked – "In your own words, what are the Miranda Rights and why are they important?" Read the full press release.

Task Force Meets to Identify Challenges, Solutions on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices

The National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices, formed in early 2016 by the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), is meeting Monday and Tuesday in the nation’s capital. This task force, comprised of national leaders, will identify solutions, recommend statutory revisions and update court rules in order to face the challenges presented by certain practices in municipal and state courts. Read the full press release.