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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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Election 2016: PA voters rejected increase in mandatory judicial retirement age, but votes won’t count and re-vote will take place in November

Yesterday voters in Pennsylvania went to the polls to vote on two items related to courts. Amendment 1: a plan to increase the mandatory judicial retirement age for judges from end-of-year-turns-70 to end-of-year-turns-75 was rejected 50.98% to 49.02%. However, the vote totals will not count because the legislature at effectively the last minute directed the […]

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Oklahoma: Senate approves 33-13 major changes to merit/commission system; JNC would have no role in screening prior to nomination

The Oklahoma Senate yesterday approved its version of HB 3162, a constitutional amendment that would restructure the way appellate judges are chosen in the state (media report here). HB 3162 as approved by the full Senate would effectively replace the current Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) system with a new one that would serve in an […]

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