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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.

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Publication note: my chapter in The Book of the States 2017 – Chief Justices as Leaders: Roles & Challenges
I have this in The Book of the States 2017. Chief Justices as Leaders: Roles & Challenges State chief justices are not only the leaders of an individual appellate court, but often exercise leadership and administrative authority over an entire state’s judicial branch. How far that authority goes and how individual chief justices exercise that … Continue reading Publication note: my chapter in The Book of the States 2017 – Chief Justices as Leaders: Roles & Challenges

Publication note: my article in latest Judicature on Securing Judges and Courts
I have this in the latest edition of Judicature. Securing Judges and Courts The article looks at how courthouse security is increasingly seen as a statewide, state-level issue and goes over some of the trends noted here in the blog.

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