Category: US Courts

Judges Learn Students’ Perspectives in Law Day Events

Main content Federal judges are creating opportunities throughout May for critical thinking and candid conversations with students about the rule…

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New Bankruptcy Filings Plummet 38.1 Percent

Bankruptcy filings dropped 38.1 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2021, a dramatic fall that coincided with the coronavirus…

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Judges Focus on Diversity in Clerkship, Internship Hiring

Main content Federal judges are working to make highly sought-after law clerkships and judicial internships more accessible to a diverse…

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Judge Honors Mother’s Adversity, Sacrifice by Women

Main content In a highly personal talk, Judge Paula Xinis recounts how two women inspired her career in the law…

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Defenders Navigate Uncharted Territory During Pandemic

Working on the front lines of justice amid the pandemic, federal defenders are navigating uncharted territory as they work to…

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Judiciary Seeks New Judgeships, Reaffirms Need for Enhanced Security

The Judicial Conference of the United States, the Judiciary’s policy-making body, today addressed two of its most pressing issues –…

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Judiciary Releases Annual Report and Judicial Business 2020

Along with the rest of America, the Judiciary confronted significant challenges in 2020, led by the need to meet its…

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Program on VMI Case Recalls Ginsburg’s Crusade for Gender Equality

Main content Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg A recent program honoring the 25th anniversary of a landmark case allowing women to…

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Smoke Tests Protect Courtroom Air From COVID-19

Main content Even as vaccines begin to protect the public from the coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the Judiciary’s biggest priorities…

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Leon DeKalb: U.S. Probation’s First Black Officer

Main content Leon E. DeKalb’s family members pose with a photo of him during a 2016 ceremony honoring probation officers in…

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Judiciary Seeks 2022 Funding, Cites Caseload Resurgence and Security Needs

Federal Judiciary officials have asked Congress for $8.12 billion to fund judicial branch operations for fiscal year 2022. The request…

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As Pandemic Lingers, Courts Lean Into Virtual Technology

Main content A screenshot shows a recent virtual civil trial conducted by Judge Mary S. Scriven, of the Middle District…

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Just the Facts: Trends in Pro Se Civil Litigation from 2000 to 2019

Main content Just the Facts is a feature that highlights issues and trends in the Judiciary based on data collected by the Judiciary Data…

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Autherine Lucy: Failed Integration Bid Left Lasting Legacy

Main content With Autherine Lucy at his side, Thurgood Marshall leads a group of supporters after a 1956 federal court…

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Peter Fay, One of Three Judges in Florida Who Served 50 Years, Dies at 92

Main content Judge Peter T. Fay Peter T. Fay, one of three federal judges from Florida who each served more…

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Annual Bankruptcy Filings Fall 29.7 Percent

Bankruptcy filings fell sharply for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2020, despite a significant surge in unemployment related to…

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