Gavel Grab

Thursday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  •  A new Kaiser Foundation poll reveals that most Americans believe the Supreme Court will rule the health care reform law unconstitutional. In a separate question, Kaiser found that 14 percent think the court has already overturned the Affordable Care Act.
  • Formal disciplinary hearings against judges should be open to the public, writes a Newsday editorial. Under the current policy, there is no record of a judge’s misconduct charges unless they are found guilty.
  • New York judges may see their first salary increase in 13 years in the upcoming state budget, reports the Wall Street Journal. Maryland judges’ salaries are also going to increase by roughly 3 percent annually for the next three years, according to an Annapolis Capital article.
  • According to the Globe Gazette, the Iowa Supreme Court will travel to Drake University this month to hear oral arguments in two cases. This is part of Drake’s annual event to help law students become more familiar with the court appeals process.
  • The White House revealed an infographic this week detailing President Obama’s judicial nominees. Entitled “Historic Successes and Historic Delays,” the infographic highlights the progress of Obama’s nominees and the delays they’ve faced in the Senate.

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