Category: US Courts

Judiciary Supplements Judgeship Request, Prioritizes Courthouse Projects

Main content The Judiciary’s policy-making body today recommended that Congress create new judgeships because of a rapid and substantial rise…

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Collins Fitzpatrick, Longest-Serving Circuit Executive, Reflects on Career

Main content Collins Fitzpatrick, who is retiring after 50 years in the federal Judiciary and 45 years as Circuit Executive…

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Judges and Lawyers Engage Students in Conversations About the Constitution

Main content South Florida high school students gathered in a Miami federal courtroom and virtually in classrooms for an interactive…

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What is Judicial Impartiality? Judges Explain How They Apply the Law

Main content How do federal judges have an impact on individual rights every day, even for people who may never…

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Hurricane Ida Courthouse Closures | United States Courts

Main content Federal courthouses along the Gulf Coast are closed due to the effects of Hurricane Ida. Eastern District of Louisiana…

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Comments Invited on Regulations for Bankruptcy Trustee Payments

The bench, bar, and public have been asked to provide comments on proposed interim regulations (pdf) for the administration of…

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Judiciary Informs Congress of Its Opposition to Bill

The Judiciary has informed Congress that it opposes the proposed Judiciary Accountability Act. In a letter (pdf) to key lawmakers today,…

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Judiciary Renews Calls for Security Funding

Judiciary leaders are expressing deep concern that Congress has failed to provide funding to protect federal judges and courthouses, and…

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Comments Invited on Proposed Rules for Future Emergencies

The bench, bar, and public have been asked to provide comments on a series of proposed rules that would, if…

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Bankruptcy Filings Plunged to Lowest Number Since 1985

Personal and business bankruptcy filings plummeted 32.2 percent for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2021. The number of filings…

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New York Court Eases Return into Community After Prison

Main content Judge Raymond Lohier, Jr., of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, congratulates RISE Court graduate Stanley Downey during…

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Judiciary Seeks $1.54 Billion for Infrastructure

Citing “crucial infrastructure needs for courthouse security, courthouse construction, and information technology,” the Judiciary is asking Congress for $1.54 billion as…

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Judiciary Affirms Need for Bill to Protect Federal Judges

The federal Judiciary has voiced its support for newly introduced legislation to protect federal judges, saying action by Congress is needed…

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Judges Welcome New Americans at Wrigley Field

Main content In the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, two federal judges welcomed 172 immigrants from 45 countries as newly…

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2020 Wiretap Report: Intercepts and Convictions Decrease

Federal and state courts reported a combined 26 percent decrease in authorized wiretaps in 2020, compared with 2019, according to…

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Judge Jack Weinstein Mourned as Champion of Justice

Main content U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York Since the death of Judge…

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Court Intervention Teams Target Substance Abuse

Main content Two specialized programs in the Northern District of California are harnessing local resources to help high-risk individuals rebuild…

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Robert Katzmann, Judge and Civics Advocate, Dies at 68

Main content Judge Robert A. Katzmann Robert A. Katzmann, a former chief judge of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals…

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U.S. Judicial Conference Urges Senate to Back Security Funding

Citing a growing danger to federal judges and courthouses, the Judicial Conference of the United States has asked the U.S….

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As COVID-19 Cases Fall, Juries Get Back to Work

Main content Chief Judge James K. Bredar, District of Maryland: “Even with improving virus metrics and climbing vaccination statistics, we…

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