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Pioneering Judge Mary Lou Robinson Dies at 92

2 weeks 1 day ago
U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, who grew up during the Dust Bowl and Depression in Texas, attended law school as one of a half-dozen female classmates more than a half century ago, and later had a federal courthouse named in her honor, died Jan. 26 at the age of 92.
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Judiciary Has Funds to Operate Through Jan. 31

3 weeks 4 days ago
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) now estimates that federal courts can sustain funded operations through Jan. 31, 2019. The Judiciary continues to explore ways to conserve funds so it can sustain paid operations through Feb. 1.  
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Judiciary to Continue Funded Operations Until Jan. 25

1 month ago
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts now estimates that federal courts can sustain paid operations through Jan. 25, 2019.
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Judiciary Operating on Limited Funds During Shutdown

1 month 1 week ago
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has revised its original estimate and now is working toward the goal of sustaining paid operations through Jan. 18, 2019.
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Judiciary Operating During Shutdown

1 month 3 weeks ago
Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, the Judiciary remains open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through Jan. 11, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.
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Courts Endure Rough Storm Season

1 month 3 weeks ago
From preparation to recovery, court offices affected by a rough storm season implemented unique strategies, some consulting with courts affected by past natural disasters to learn how to restore court operations as quickly as possible. 
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Judges: Separation of Powers Protects Bill of Rights

2 months 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.
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New Bankruptcy Cases Fall 2.2 Percent

3 months 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.
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