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Court System Changes: Consolidation

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

State trial court systems don’t change their structures often. Most are established by state constitutions, although some are established by acts of the state legislature. Some states have a mix of both; a prime example is Texas, which has both “Constitutional” County Courts (one in each county) and “Statutory” County Courts (commonly called Courts at […]

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Gun Court

August 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Guns are in the news lately. The USA is a big country with a lot of guns, some of which are used to kill large numbers of people, generating news reports. Some are used in confrontations that become high-profile trials, generating more news reports. From Newtown CT to Sanford FL, the headlines have driven debate about guns […]

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Non-Lawyer Judges: Municipal Courts

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Last month we discussed judges (Justices of the Peace and Magistrates) who are not required to have law degrees, and whose courts have jurisdiction over areas larger than a city or town. Judges of city, town, village, and other municipal courts in many states are also not required to have law degrees or be practicing […]

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