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May 2010

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In-Depth: The Federal Probation and Pretrial Services System Reshaping Lives, Protecting Society

In-Depth: The Federal Probation and Pretrial Services System Reshaping Lives, Protecting Society

More than 5,000 U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers help protect communities while they work to reshape lives gone criminally gone awry.


Judiciary Launches Re-Designed Website

You’ll notice a new updated look for The Third Branch newsletter. The biggest change, however, is on the Judiciary’s website.


Free to Experiment: The Use of Magistrate Judges in the District Courts

Congress urged the district courts to exercise their imaginations when it came to the use of magistrate judges. Have the federal courts followed that directive?


The Evolving Library

Our circuit libraries are on the cusp of change. They’re becoming less repositories for books and more about knowledge management.


Preliminary Findings: Satisfaction High Among PACER Users

An overwhelming majority of users of the Judiciary’s PACER system are satisfied with it, according to a recent survey.


Where the Money Goes

A quick look at how the money that funds the courts is allocated.


New Learning Center

The Judicial Education and History Center opened in the Limbaugh Courthouse in Cape Girardeau in April.


Judicial Boxscore


Judicial Milestones


The Third Branch - May 2010 (pdf)

View an interactive PDF of this month's The Third Branch.