A review of state legislation affecting the courts
February 17, 2023 -- Since 2006, Gavel to Gavel has tracked state-by-state legislative activity with potential impact on state courts.
Notable legislation includes:
- Bills to protect the personal information of retired judges advance in Virginia House and Senate
- Montana Senate considers legislation focused on state's supreme court: bills would reduce the number of justices from seven down to five and find that "decisions by the [Montana] Supreme Court are labeled as opinions, should be advisory only, and should be treated as such"
- Articles of impeachment filed against Texas judge presiding over child custody case involving transgender child
- Oklahoma House committee approves the creation of the Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation within the Council of Judicial Complaints; evaluation criteria include integrity, legal knowledge, communication skills, judicial temperament, administrative performance, and services to the legal profession
- Utah legislature appears poised to create a Business and Chancery Court
- Tennessee may move judicial races from August to November
- Bill to require lactation space in Florida courthouses advances in House