The Bavarian parliament has finally voted to abolish the Bayerisches Oberstes Landesgericht. (Süddeutsche Zeitung report)
Any German Land is permitted to have such a court, which takes some of the work from the Bundesgerichtshof (see earlier entry). But only Bavaria ever had one, and it does cost money. The Bavarian Minister of Justice, Beate Merk, said, ‘Die Köpfe bleiben, nur die Struktur ändert sich’ (The heads will remain; only the structure will change).