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2013 Director's Annual Report

Sequestration's Impact on Judiciary's Programs and Operations

Sequestration's Impact on the Judiciary's Programs and OperationsBudget sequestration reduced the Judiciary’s overall funding by nearly $350 million from the level provided in fiscal year 2012. The impact of sequestration on the Judiciary is particularly harsh because the courts have no control over their workload.

The Courts and Congress

Funding and Cost ContainmentCongressional actions affect court resources, operations, and organization.


AccountabilityInternal controls protect the integrity of federal court operations and programs and enhance public trust in the Judiciary's oversight and accountability.

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

Work continues on rules changes that would reduce cost and delays in civil litigation and help judges better manage cases.

About the Report

As required by statute, the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shall submit to Congress and the Judicial Conference a report of the activities of the Administrative Office and the state of the business of the courts.

Judicial Business

This report presents statistics on the work of the Federal Judiciary for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.

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