Thursday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • Huffington Post reports about a law passed in the wake of violence in Ferguson, “Missouri Judge Guts Law Written To Curb Money-Hungry Municipal Courts.”
  • New Hampshire Public Radio says former state Public Defender  Dorothy Graham’s nomination to the Superior Court was “scuttled after a conservative website accused her of a ‘history of trying to get child rapists off on technicalities.’” She has accepted a job with the New England office of the Federal Public Defender.
  • As Oklahoma legislators weigh a change to the way top judges are chosen (see Gavel Grab), law professor Andrew Spiropoulos of  Oklahoma City University writes in The Journal Record, “Right Thinking: Restoring balance to judicial selection system.”