2012 Year in Review: Top 5 Stories

With 2012 over, it’s time to tally the top 5 stories covered by Gavel to Gavel the blog based on how often the posts were hit:

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3: The role of sitting judges on merit selection committees

Bans on court use of sharia/international law: 33 bills in 20 states to start 2012; review of all efforts since 2010

Maryland Question 1 & Question 2: double-majorities required to pass, plus what trial judges must be attorneys in other states?

Bans on court use of sharia/international law: Introduced in Mississippi and Kentucky, advancing in Florida & South Dakota, dying in Virginia

NH House committee advances plans to impeach judges for their decisions in domestic relations cases; 4th time in 5 years NH judges threatened with removal from office over custody or divorce case decisions