Special November 2013 election coverage starts today: items on NY & TX ballots

With seven weeks until the November 2013 elections, Gavel to Gavel‘s coverage of the two items on the ballot will start through the e-newsletter, the blog and YouTube channel.

As a reminder, the two items are:

New York Proposal 6 (AB 4395) Increases mandatory retirement age for top appellate court (court of appeals) from 70 to age 80. Prohibits the appointment of any person over age 70 to the court of appeals. Allows judges of main trial court (supreme court) to be recertified for 2-year increments from age 70 to age 80.

Texas Proposition 9 (SJR 42) Expands the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to include an order of public admonition, warning, reprimand, or a requirement to obtain additional training or education.