October 27, 2010
Communications between the Federal Judiciary and Congress is limited, but a congressional group – the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch – is trying to strengthen relations between the two branches of government.
October 26, 2010
A special issue of Federal Probation magazine is dedicated to the unique work and many challenges pertaining to supervising sex offenders and the use of location monitoring technology.
October 22, 2010
Five committees of the policy-making Judicial Conference of the United States have new chairs. Each was named by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., and began his term October 1.
October 19, 2010
A new edition of the Manual on Recurring Problems in Criminal Trials is available on the Federal Judicial Center’s website. The manual is meant to be a basic guide to the law governing many of the procedural matters that arise frequently in criminal trials.
October 14, 2010
Two federal judges told a congressional subcommittee that a General Accountability Office report on the use of space in federal courthouses is misleading and could cause irreparable harm.
October 06, 2010
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin, Texas, has won the Sandra Day O’Connor Jurist Award, given by the American College of Trial Lawyers to federal or state judges who demonstrate exemplary service in difficult or even dangerous circumstances.
October 04, 2010
A year-long assessment of the Federal Judiciary’s electronic public access service, PACER, found a high level of satisfaction overall among users.