Omicron Puts Strain on Jury Trials

Main content An enclosed lawyers’ lectern is equipped with an air filter in the Southern District of New York. Witnesses…

Judiciary Urges Dialogue on Electronic Case Files Bills, Seeks Delay in Action

The Judiciary sent letters to Congress this week urging lawmakers to defer action on pending bills affecting the federal courts’…

Chief Justice Roberts Issues 2021 Year-End Report

Main content Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2021 Year-End Report on the…

On Bill of Rights Day, Mary Beth Tinker Encourages Students to ‘Speak up’

Main content Vietnam War protester Mary Beth Tinker has a message for young people who are worried about the state of…

Judicial Security Bill Advances: Judge Who Lost Son Urges Final Passage

A bill to protect federal judges and their families from threats and attacks has advanced to the full Senate, and…

Judge Ada Brown Encourages People to Embrace Their Diversity

Main content U.S. District Judge Ada E. Brown of the Northern District of Texas Society hasn’t always had an easy…

Just the Facts: Insurance Case Filings Spike After Natural Disasters

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

Judge J. Clifford Wallace Honored for Advancing Rule of Law

Judge J. Clifford Wallace, a federal judge who has advised judiciaries in more than 70 countries during his half-century on…

Veterans of the Law: Many in Judiciary Celebrate JAG Service

Main content Judge Royce C. Lamberth served as an Army JAG Corps lawyer in Vietnam. He was appointed a federal…

Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Fall Sharply

Personal and business bankruptcy filings fell 29.1 percent for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2021. A steady decline in…

Judiciary Takes Action to Ensure High Ethical Standards and Transparency

High ethical standards and transparency are essential to an independent Judiciary and to maintaining the public’s trust, a federal judge…

Chief Justice Names Conference Committee Chairs

Main content Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has named five new chairs of Judicial Conference committees and extended the…

Judiciary Launches Vulnerability Disclosure Program

The federal Judiciary has unveiled a new Vulnerability Disclosure Policy to ensure the security of data that can be accessed online.…

Judge Julia Gibbons Receives 2021 Devitt Award

Main content Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, former budget…

Federal Defender Committed to Improving Hispanic Representation in the Legal Field

Main content Federal Public Defender Cuauhtemoc Ortega of the Central District of California Cuauhtemoc Ortega grew up in the working-class…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…