A review of state legislation affecting the courts
January 20, 2023 -- Since 2006, Gavel to Gavel has tracked state-by-state legislative activity with potential impact on state courts.
Notable legislation includes:
- South Dakota considers moving to a merit selection system for the state's trial court; such a system is already in place for the state's supreme court
- Missouri bills would require judges to render decisions within specified time frames or face $100-a-day fines
- Kansas bill would specify in statute the basis for impeaching judges and justices, but only those selected via the state's merit selection system would be subject to the new provisions