U.S. Court News

Judges: Separation of Powers Protects Bill of Rights

2 days 12 hours ago
In a new, five-minute video, federal judges offer insights into their thinking about the separation of powers and describe how healthy tensions among the branches have a stabilizing effect on democracy. The judges also share their respect for and commitment to this founding principle, which has an impact on everyday American life.

New Bankruptcy Cases Fall 2.2 Percent

1 month 2 weeks ago
Bankruptcy filings fell by 2.2 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2018, compared with the year ending September 30, 2017, continuing a series of slight annual declines in new cases.

Judiciary to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Judges Code and Judicial Conduct Rules

2 months 1 week ago
The Judicial Conference’s committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2018 at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, D.C.

Judges, New Citizens Honor Constitution Day

2 months 3 weeks ago
Judges engaged the public in real-life civics lessons at Constitution Day celebrations on college campuses, at readings of the founding document on courthouse steps, during naturalization ceremonies at presidential homes, and in recitations of the preamble.

Judicial Conference Addresses Workplace Conduct and Criminal Justice Act Issues

3 months ago
The Judicial Conference today approved changes to the Judiciary's Model Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan to cover interns and externs and to extend the time for initiating EDR complaints from 30 to 180 days. The Conference’s Judicial Resources Committee will consider further changes to the model plan at its next meeting. The Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts also reported on the recruitment of a Judicial Integrity Officer in the Administrative Office and the expansion of judicial, staff, and law clerk orientations and education dealing with workplace harassment.

Students Reflect on Promises of the Preamble

3 months 1 week ago
A cross section of high school journalists shared their reflections on the aspirations expressed in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, putting into a modern context such phrases as “We the People …”  and  “a more perfect Union….” 


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