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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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North Carolina: Senate overrides governor, state’s trial courts will go back to partisan elections; appellate races returned to partisan in December 2016

The North Carolina Senate has voted to override the governor’s veto of HB 100, a bill to take return the state’s trial court races back to partisan contests. The House had voted to override earlier this week (discussed here). The legislature had already in a December 2016 special session moved to take appellate races in … Continue reading North Carolina: Senate overrides governor, state’s trial courts will go back to partisan elections; appellate races returned to partisan in December 2016

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Special Edition: Missouri fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

HB 1209 Requires all moneys, except administrative costs, from minor traffic violations on state-maintained roads or highways to be sent to the Director of the Department of Revenue. In House (no committee). HB 380 Allows court to order credit for time served when an individual has been held in custody for a show cause order … Continue reading Special Edition: Missouri fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

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