Election 2016: Extended coverage on the 4 ballot items up for a vote this November – podcasts and videos and publications (oh my!)

I’ll be discussing the 4 ballot items on the ballot that affect the courts here on the blog, but I’ve recorded/published several items that readers might be interested in.

For fans of paper (or at least PDF) I wrote this for NCSC’s new Trends: Close Up publication.

I recorded this item for the newest NCSC video series call Court Buzz.

For those who like podcasts, I also did this podcast for NCSC’s other (relatively) new product/podcast series called Court Talk.

For fourth year in a row Gavel to Gavel named an ABA Journal Top 100 law blog!


I just received word that for the fourth year in a row Gavel to Gavel the blog has been named one of the ABA Journal Top 100 Blawgs (law blogs). It is an incredible honor and it (literally) could not have happened without the support of you, the readers. Thanks!

I also want to thank LexisNexis, which provides the access to the legislative database that is the backbone of Gavel to Gavel.

Happy Birthday! Now get out: my new article in Judicature about legislation affecting mandatory judicial retirement ages

For those interested I’ve got a piece in the latest issue of Judicature on legislation to increase or remove mandatory retirement ages for judges.

Call for Submissions: Trends in State Courts

Submissions for the 2016 Trends in State Courts are now being accepted. Trends is the only publication of its kind and enjoys a wide circulation among the state court community. It is distributed in hard copy and electronically. Please email abstracts of no more than 500 words by October 15, 2015 to Deborah Smith at dsmith@ncsc.org Abstracts received after this date are welcome and will be considered for inclusion in our monthly online edition. Visit the Trends in State Courts website at www.ncsc.org/trends.

Nominate Gavel to Gavel for ABA Journal’s Top 100 law blogs of 2015; deadline 8/16/15!

Thanks to your support Gavel to Gavel the blog has been named one of the ABA Journal Top 100 Blawgs (law blogs) three years in a row.

The ABA Journal is seeking nominations again this year starting today and running through Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.

If you enjoy Gavel to Gavel and would like to show your support, visit the ABA Journal Law Blog Amici page and suggest Gavel to Gavel.

Thank you!