Friday Gavel Grab Posts

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey made a prediction about legislators overhauling the state’s judicial discipline commission. “I think we’ll reconstitute the Court of the Judiciary in some manner, working with the court when we can, to make sure they more accountable to us,” a Nashville Scene article quoted the Republican as saying.
  • The Florida Supreme Court has asked the legislature to fund 72 more judgeships, but in austere budget times the request is unlikely to be met, according to an Associated Press article.
  • Three people, including a local prosecutor, were injured when a defendant in a criminal trial opened fire in the Cook County courthouse in northern Minnesota, the Associated Press reported. 
  • The Supreme Court’s “momentous term” with three exceptionally high profile cases was the topic of a NPR “Talk of the Nation” report.


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