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
Nevada Question 1: Arguments against
Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Yesterday I looked at proponents. Today, opponents. Details below the fold. Nevada’s court system has been functioning without a Court of Appeals for the past 150 years, and voters rejected the creation of […]
Virginia: House member wants ban on election of judges whose relatives were current or recent members of the legislature
As I’ve noted in the past Virginia stands virtually alone (South Carolina is the other state) in granting the legislature alone the power to appoint judges to office. As a matter of recent practice the Virginia Senate has declined to allow for anyone to be appointed to a judgeship whose relative was a currently serving […]