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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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For third year in a row Gavel to Gavel named an ABA Journal Top 100 law blog, please vote to help make it #1!
I just received word that for the third year in a row Gavel to Gavel the blog has been named one of the ABA Journal Top 100 Blawgs (law blogs). It is an incredible honor and it (literally) could not have happened without the support of you, the readers. Thanks! Now that Gavel to Gavel […]

Arkansas: will legislature in 2015 try a repeat of 2013 efforts to strip Supreme Court of rulemaking power in civil cases?
Efforts originally started in 2013 to strip the Arkansas Supreme Court of its rulemaking power are once again making their way into the 2015 legislative session after having skipped over the 2014 budget-only session. SJR 1, prefiled for 2015 and authored by the lead sponsor of the main 2013 bill, is a “placeholder” bill with […]

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