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
Oklahoma: Stage is set for showdown on merit selection of appellate judges April 24; death penalty case may be key
The debate over merit selection in Oklahoma is now set for a House floor vote on April 24. SJR 21 as amended vacates all current judicial nomination commission (JNC) members selected by the Oklahoma State Bar and removes the Oklahoma Bar’s power to name future attorney members to the JNC. Instead, the 6 seats designated for […]
Colorado: House approves Underfunded Courthouse Facility Cash Fund; provides $1.5 million for courthouses
Last week the Colorado House gave its approval to HB 1096, a plan to create an Underfunded Courthouse Facility Cash Fund and put $1.5 million towards building and remodeling courthouses in the state. Under HB 1096 a seven member commission would be created to administer the fund. The commission would be authorized to issue grants […]