The New Hampshire Judicial Branch will begin pilot programs to push small claims courts toward going paperless. Officials say small claims courts in Concord and Plymouth will switch to electronic filing and processing July 30. The goal is to have all 32 small claims courts statewide go paperless by the end of the year. Judicial officials say more than 13,000 new small claims actions were filed in 2013 and nearly 9,000 were reopened. Small claims are filed in cases involving damages or debts of $7,500 or less. That sum will increase to $10,000 next year.
In a new book, veteran Washington Correspondent Marcia Coyle explores the inner workings of the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts. Coyle examines how the Roberts Court has dealt with some of the most incendiary issues of the day – including gay marriage, health care, second amendment rights, and campaign finance reform.