Category: US Courts

Judge Rya Zobel to Receive 2020 Devitt Award

Main content Senior U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel, who grew up in Nazi Germany and later became the first woman…

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New Jury Instructions Strengthen Social Media Cautions

A federal Judiciary committee has issued a new set of model jury instructions (pdf) that federal judges may use to…

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Judiciary Steps Up Calls to Enact Security Measures

Citing the latest act of violence this year, in which a judge’s family and officers at two federal courthouses have come…

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Facing Long Post-Hurricane Recovery, Court in La. Gets Help From Friends

Main content Cameron Parish, Louisiana, was flooded by first impact on Aug. 27 from Hurricane Laura (Photo by Bill Feig)…

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‘All too frequent tragedies demand action to improve judicial security,’ Judge tells Judicial Conference

“Four federal judges and three family members have been killed since 1979. These horrific tragedies must stop,” Judge David W….

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‘All too frequent tragedies demand action to improve judicial security,’ Judge tells Judicial Conference

“Four federal judges and three family members have been killed since 1979. These horrific tragedies must stop,” Judge David W….

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Judges Help Students Focus on Meaning of Constitution and Citizenship Day

Main content High school students and their theater teacher in Sacramento bring their understanding of the Preamble into an interpretive…

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Courts Making Juror Safety a Top Priority

Main content Idaho may be known for its mountainous landscape and independent spirit, but in federal courtrooms in that state,…

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Congress Urged to Adopt Judicial Security Measures

Citing the recent fatal attack at the home of a federal judge in New Jersey and increasing threats against federal…

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Supreme Court Fellows Set to Begin New Term

Main content The 2020-2021 Supreme Court fellows, clockwise from top left, Allison A. Bruff, Sarah Alsaden, Hannah M. Solomon-Strauss, and…

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Federal Judges Reinventing the Jury Trial During Pandemic

Main content These days, the work of a U.S. district judge can seem a lot like “building an airplane while…

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Judiciary Report Underscores Commitment to Civics Education

Federal courts are approaching the 2020-2021 academic year with an endorsement of volunteer civics education efforts by judges and a…

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Courthouse Closures for Hurricane Laura

Main content Federal courthouses in Louisiana and Texas are closed due to the effects of Hurricane Laura. Western District of…

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As Courts Restore Operations, COVID-19 Creates a New Normal

Main content This is the first of a multi-part series on how federal courts are working to recover from the…

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Defenders Work to Ensure Due Process Amid Pandemic

Main content Of the many challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has imposed on the ongoing operations of federal courts,…

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