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
New York Legislative Year in Review: mandatory judicial retirement age on ballot; false liens on judges
Constitutional Amendment AB 4395 (Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes retired supreme court justices (in New York, the court of general jurisdiction is the supreme court) to serve as justice of supreme court until age 80. Provides that judges of the court of appeals need not retire until the end of the year in which they turn 80. […]
New Mexico Legislative Year in Review: veto of changes to public financing for judicial races & judicial retirement system
Vetoed SB 16 Makes various changes to publicly financed judicial elections in state. Removes provisions related to non-certified candidates and seed money requirements. Alters contributions levels and limits. Changes provisions with respect to matching funds/rescue funds. Veto message. SB 25 Changes age and service credit requirements and pension calculations for judicial retirement system and magistrate […]