Issue 5:16 is out

Issue 5:16 (April 15) is here.

  • New Hampshire attempt to prevent courts from hearing school funding cases may be stalling
  • Efforts to increase penalties for assaults on judges and court staff advance in Alabama and Washington State but are withdrawn in Indiana
  • Bills to raise or end mandatory judicial retirement ages approved in Arizona, Indiana, and Ohio
  • Florida House OKs bill to split Supreme Court into civil and criminal divisions
  • California bill would require additional notice be provided when trial courts create their budgets
  • Arizona and Florida: bills to revise/change state’s merit selection system move forward
  • New York would require at least one judge of its general jurisdiction court (the supreme court) sit in each county
  • Nevada Assembly committee removes provision from a bill that would require state court administrator examine the condition of physical security of all courts