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February 2011

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Judiciary Pays Tribute to Judge John M. Roll

Judge John M. Roll

Judge John M. Roll

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.

Legislation to Name Yuma Courthouse in Roll's Honor

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.

Judicial Emergency Declared in Arizona

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.

New U.S. Marshals Service Director

The first female director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Stacia A. Hylton, was sworn-in on December 31, 2010.

Pilot Program to Enhance Expertise in Patent Cases

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.

Swearing-in Ceremonies Celebrate our Elected Government

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.

Territorial Courts in the Federal Judiciary

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.

House and Senate Committee Changes in 112th Congress

With the 112th Congress, congressional committee leadership has changed.

Pocket Guide for Federal Judges Focuses on Sealed Records, Proceedings

A public guide for federal judges published by the Federal Judicial Center focuses on the occasional need to seal court records and proceedings.

An Interview with Federal Bar President, Ashley Belleau

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.

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Boxscore

Judicial Boxscore