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
Efforts to change state constitutions to remove/alter Judicial Council or Supreme Court rulemaking authority – Part 7
This seventh and final installment looks at efforts to change state constitutional grants of rulemaking authority to courts of last resort, typically called the “supreme court”, or judicial councils. My colleagues here at the National Center have a listing of all such provisions here. South Dakota to Wyoming below the fold. South Dakota The Supreme […]
Efforts to change state constitutions to remove/alter Judicial Council or Supreme Court rulemaking authority – Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, like New Hampshire, has had several legislative efforts in recent years to change the rulemaking authority of the state’s Supreme Court, resulting in one change. The Supreme Court shall have the power to prescribe general rules governing practice, procedure and the conduct of all courts, justices of the peace and all officers serving process […]