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Jury Scams Target Even Unlikely Victims

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Louisiana native Beth Cenac never thought she would be the target of a jury scam. She is a professional with a master’s degree who worked as a public librarian for 30 years and previously served on a jury.

Moments in History: Judge Jack Weinstein and Mass Tort Litigation

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:00
Prominent judges, lawyers, and other associates share their recollections of the legal mastermind behind the Agent Orange class action settlement — U.S. Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein, of the Eastern District of New York.

In Colorado, Judges Teach Civics to Adults

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:00
Surveys show that only 26 percent of U.S. adults can name all three branches of federal government, and 31 percent can’t name even one. Judiciary leaders in Colorado and elsewhere are working to improve those numbers.

Bankruptcy Filings Decline Is Smallest in Years

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
Bankruptcy filings fell by 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017, compared with the year ending September 30, 2016. This is the smallest one-year drop since a national decline in annual federal bankruptcy filings began in June 2011. 

Judge Ralph K. Winter Receives 2017 Devitt Award

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
Senior Judge Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was presented with the 2017 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award in a special ceremony recently at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in New York.

Chief Justice Names New Conference Committee Chairs

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:00
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., selected a new chair for the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States and three new chairs for other Conference committees. 

Six Receive Director’s Award for Leadership, Excellent Service

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:00
Six federal Judiciary employees have received the 2017 Director’s Awards, which recognize outstanding performance in the federal courts nationwide.

Students Assist at Naturalization Ceremonies on Constitution Day/Citizenship Day

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:00
Federal courts around the country celebrated Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by arranging for students to welcome new U.S. citizens at nearly 50 naturalization ceremonies throughout September. 

Judge Sánchez: From Baseball Diamond to the Bench

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 00:00
U.S. District Court Judge Juan R. Sánchez’s story is told in a new “Pathways to the Bench,” a U.S. Courts video series in which federal judges talk about how their life histories helped prepare them to serve justice.

Courthouse Closures for Hurricanes

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00
Monitor the federal courthouses closed from the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

Judicial Conference Approves Courthouse Construction Priorities; Courthouse Guidelines for Portable Communication Devices

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00
The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved an updated list of courthouse construction priorities and guidelines for portable communications devices in courthouses.   

Personal Reflections, Naturalizations Honor Constitution and Citizenship Day

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:00
Two hundred and thirty years after it was signed, the United States Constitution remains a powerful source of inspiration, and of personal liberties. In a newly released U.S. Courts video, people from different walks of life tell how and why the nation’s founding document is important to them.

Irma Closes Courthouses in Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:00
Federal courthouses in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and two U.S. Court districts in Florida have been ordered closed in response to the widespread threat posed by Hurricane Irma.

Term Begins For New Supreme Court Fellows

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00
Four new Supreme Court Fellows are set to begin their 2017-2018 fellowships in September.

Courts in Hurricane Harvey’s Path Close Down

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
Federal courts in southern Texas and in San Antonio have begun closing as a powerful Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Lonestar State’s Gulf Coast.

Retiring Loudly: Judge, 70, Leaves Bench to Serve as Paramedic

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 00:00
Don Bush, a retired federal magistrate judge in Texas, left the bench and is pursuing a new career as a newly certified paramedic.  

Incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00
The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to recent figures by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Court Interpreters Deliver Justice in All Languages

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:00
In federal courthouses across the United States, access to justice requires the use of languages spoken around the globe.

Paper Reduction Saves Space, Cuts Costs

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:00
The judiciary has made it a mission to reduce space and cost, all while improving efficiency. A new U.S. Courts video shows how the Judiciary is reducing building space by storing files electronically, eliminating the need for large rooms to shelve paper documents.   

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