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In the wake of Judge John Roll’s death, flags were lowered at federal courthouses across the country and tributes were paid to this remarkable federal judge.
U.S. Senators McCain and Kyl of Arizona have introduced legislation to name the soon-to-be-constructed Yuma courthouse in Judge John Roll’s honor.
Chief Judge Roslyn Silver declared a judicial emergency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona that will temporarily suspend the time limit set by the Speedy Trial Act to bring accused criminals to trial.
The first female director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Stacia A. Hylton, was sworn-in on December 31, 2010.
Legislation just signed into law by the President will start a decade-long pilot program in which some district courts will be given an opportunity to enhance their expertise in handling patent cases.
Local swearing-in ceremonies for new members of the 112th Congress took place last month in the District of Kansas and in the District of Guam.
The federal territorial courts—their rich history, varied caseloads, and dedicated judges— are a civic teacher’s dream. Their work involves powers found in Article I, III and IV of the Constitution.
With the 112th Congress, congressional committee leadership has changed.
A public guide for federal judges published by the Federal Judicial Center focuses on the occasional need to seal court records and proceedings.
The Federal Bar Association is on a mission to strengthen the federal legal system. National FBA President Ashley Belleau talks about the federal court system, judicial vacancies, and her goals as president.