Wednesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • The Charleston (S.C.) City Paper has a colorful feature about the contest for Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court, which is decided by legislators.
  • Gavel to Gavel, a publication of the National Center for State Courts, reports, “After nearly getting 2/3rds majority needed in 2013, plan to eliminate judicial retirement age reintroduced in Louisiana.”
  • An Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald editorial discussing an upcoming federal district court vacancy is headlined, “Court vacancy needs attention.”
  • At the Volokh Conspiracy blog, Randy Barnett comments on a recent George Will column in an essay entitled, “‘Judicial engagement’ is not the same as ‘judicial activism.’”
  • At Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Ruthann Robson wrote a complimentary comment about a recent essay on partisanship and judicial decision-making (see Gavel Grab) by former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus.

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