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August 2010

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Swearing-in Ceremony for Kagan

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., looks on as Associate Justice Elena Kagan signs the Oaths of Office in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building.

On August 7, 2010, Elena Kagan became the 100th Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

An Affinity for Community Service

Federal defenders spend every workday providing legal assistance to persons who lack resources to hire counsel. It seems to come naturally that they also give their weekends, holidays, and vacations to helping their neighbors too.

Pending Bills Await Action in 111th Congress

Congress returns from August recess with only a few months left in the second session of the 111th Congress and several bills awaiting action.

2010-2011 Supreme Court Fellows Named

A federal prosecutor, an environmental lawyer, a state Supreme Court administrator, and a federal court law clerk have been selected for the prestigious program created by Chief Justice Warren Burger.

A Look at Electronic Public Access in the Federal Courts

An interview with Bankruptcy Judge J. Rich Leonard, who has helped shape and inform the Judiciary’s Electronic Public Access Program for over 20 years.

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Boxscore

The Third Branch - August 2010 (pdf)

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