May 31, 2011
James C. Duff, director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts since his appointment by Chief Justice John Roberts in July 2006, announced his intention to resign this summer to become president and chief executive officer of the Freedom Forum, a non-partisan private foundation.
May 27, 2011
Chief Judge Ricardo Hinojosa of the Southern District of Texas is the winner of this year’s prestigious Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award.
May 18, 2011
Criminal defendants sentenced in federal court have not been eligible for parole since late 1987, but some 2,000 parolees are being supervised by federal probation officers. How can that be?
May 16, 2011
The federal judiciary is working with the National Archives and Records Administration to slim down the costs of storing court records, a move that will save $35 million over the next 15 years.
May 10, 2011
Those who seek protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by filing a Chapter 7 petition may have filing fees waived if their income is under 150 percent of the official poverty line as defined by the Office of Management and Budget.
May 06, 2011
Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, totaled 1.57 million, a 2.6 percent increase from the previous 12-month period.
May 05, 2011
May is Jury Appreciation Month, celebrating our nation’s jury system – what Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan called “one of the principal excellencies of our Constitution.”
May 04, 2011
A dozen federal courts have been selected to participate in a pilot program in which the federal judiciary and the Government Printing Office are partnering to provide free public access to court opinions through the GPO’s FdSys system.
May 02, 2011
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge J. Rich Leonard of the Eastern District of North Carolina has received an award from the Lawyers Conference for outstanding contribution in the field of judicial administration.