Welcome to Gavel to Gavel
Gavel to Gavel is an e-newsletter, blog and database that tracks state-by-state legislative activity that relates to the courts, identifying legislative trends on court issues. Whether the issue involves changes to the court structures or alterations to the terms of the judges who serve, Gavel to Gavel has provided a reliable, national overview of legislation affecting the state courts since 2006.
Current top posts from our blog
Call for Submissions: Trends in State Courts
Trends in State Courts is an annual, peer-reviewed publication that highlights innovative practices in critical areas that are of interest to courts, and often serves as a guide for developing new initiatives and programs, and informing and supporting policy decisions. Trends in State Courts is the only publication of its kind and enjoys a wide […]
Hawaii Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment: Third time voters will weigh in on judicial aging issues in last decade
This year will mark the third time in a decade that Hawaii voters will be deciding issues related to mandatory judicial retirement. A review of these efforts shows a great many elements at play in the prior ballot efforts. 2005-2006: Eliminate the age (defeated at ballot box) In 2005, Hawaii had the first Republican governor […]