Tuesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • Gavel to Gavel, a publication of the National Center for State Courts, reported about action in the Maryland legislature, “Senate Approves Plan To Increase Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age From 70 To 73, But Sitting Judges Would Need Governor’s Permission To Get Increase.”
  • A bill in the Rhode Island House would require that certain judicial seats currently occupied by a “person of color” must be filled in the future by another judge who is a “person of color,” according to Gavel to Gavel. Another bill would require that one-third of the seats on the Judicial Nominating Commission be held by “persons of color.”