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March 2011

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Judicial Leaders Hear Concerns Over Funding

At its March meeting, the Judicial Conference received a report on the potentially dire consequences the Judiciary may face if a Fiscal Year 2011 funding measure is not soon adopted.

Judicial Conference of the United States, March 2011

Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference

Judicial Conference Members

The Executive Committee

Funding Uncertain for FY 2011

Congress passed a short-term spending bill to keep the government running until April 8.

Filings in the Federal Judiciary Continued to Grow in Fiscal Year 2010

The federal district courts saw continued growth in civil, criminal and bankruptcy filings.

Ensuring Safety and Security: An Interview with the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service

USMS Director Stacia Hylton has years of experience that she says will help the Marshals Service address concerns faster and more comprehensively.

Digital Video Recording Pilot Project Seeks Courts

The federal Judiciary’s pilot to evaluate the effect of cameras in courtrooms is looking for volunteers.

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Chairs Named

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved its subcommittees and their jurisdictions.

Judge Saris to Head USSC

Judge Patti Saris (D. Mass) is the new chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

New on uscourts.gov

Federal judges tell how they overcame obstacles to serve on the bench.

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Boxscore