Wednesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • Legislation has been introduced in Illinois after three St. Clair County judges said they planned to quit their jobs to run for partisan election, rather than retention. reported, “Meier’s bill would shut down future attempts of judges seeking to run for election instead of retention.”
  • The Gazette reported that Iowa State Court Administrator David Boyd predicted a bleak outlook for court operations and employees given that the upcoming state budget probably will not include a requested court budget increase of millions.