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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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Indiana: bill would curtail state supreme court’s power to adopt rules; require court submit proposed rules for legislative review and approval

A bill recently introduced into the Indiana Senate would require rules adopted by the Indiana Supreme Court be stayed until it reviews and possibly subject to approval by the legislature. SB 406 of 2017 requires the supreme court submit a nonemergency rule and any economic impact statement to the Office of Fiscal Management and Analysis … Continue reading Indiana: bill would curtail state supreme court’s power to adopt rules; require court submit proposed rules for legislative review and approval

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Washington: “Balance of Powers Restoration Act” introduced, statute would let legislature overturn state appellate courts by simple majority vote

I mentioned a few days ago the constitutional amendment in Florida to allow that state’s legislature to overturn state court decisions striking down state laws by two-thirds vote of the legislature. Washington State’s legislature is attempting to go one step beyond Florida and enact by statute a provision to allow the legislature to overturn that … Continue reading Washington: “Balance of Powers Restoration Act” introduced, statute would let legislature overturn state appellate courts by simple majority vote

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