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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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Video: My review of some of the items on the November ballot and live election night coverage
My overview of several of the items on the ballot as well as the live election night coverage I’ll be hosting at www.ncsc.org/elections. Gavel to Gavel from State Courts on Vimeo.

Alabama Amendment 1: State would become tenth in nation to ban state courts from referencing international or foreign law; would also deny full faith and credit to court decisions from other states
Alabama’s Amendment 1 is just the latest in a series of efforts, detailed on this blog over the last 5 years, to ban state courts from referencing international/foreign law in general or sharia law in particular. If approved by voters, Alabama would join ten other states with similar bans. Alabama’s, however, stands out as going […]

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