In an effort to increase dialogue about state court jurisprudence, the Federalist Society presents State Court Docket Watch. This newsletter is one component of the State Courts Project, presenting original research on state court jurisprudence and illustrating new trends and ground-breaking decisions in the state courts. This edition contains updates on important state court decisions in Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, a constitutional amendment approved by New Jersey voters to overturn a New Jersey Supreme Court decision, and a decision by the Tenth Circuit on the challenge to the constitutionality of the Kansas judicial merit selection process.
Missouri Supreme Court Overrules 20 Years of Precedent in Holding Noneconomic Damages Cap in Medical Malpractices Cases Unconstitutional by Stephen R. Clark and Kristin E. Weinberg
New Jersey Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Constiutional Amendment to Overturn Judicial Pensions Case by Thomas M. Johnson, Jr.
Tenth Circuit Rejects Challenge to the Judicial Merit Selection Process in Kansas by Clayton Callen and Justin Whitworth
Declining to Follow its Neighbor Missouri, the Kansas Supreme Court Holds Noneconomic Damages Cap in Medical Malpractice Cases Constitutional by Stephen R. Clark and Kristin E. Weinberg
Virginia Supreme Court Limits Insurer's Duty to Defend in Climate Change Lawsuits by Jason Scott Johnston and Levi W. Swank
Pennsylvania High Court Hears Challenge to Voter ID Law by Anita Y. Woudenberg