Published onJune 1, 2016
A special committee conducting a comprehensive review of the nation’s federal system of indigent defense has wrapped up a series of seven hearings around the country. The sessions featured more than 100 hours of public testimony from federal defenders, panel attorneys, judges, prosecutors, advocacy groups and academics.
Published onMay 25, 2016
Students across the country participated in federal Judiciary celebrations of Law Day, engaging in courtroom simulations that focused on the 50th anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona, texting while driving and the forced internment of Americans during wartime.
Published onMay 18, 2016
The role of federal Courts of Appeals in protecting the rights of Americans in criminal and civil cases is the focus of a U.S. Courts educational video featuring two appellate judges, and court staff.
Published onMay 10, 2016
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and video profiles of three U.S. judges, two of whom are naturalized American citizens, show how their diverse experiences prepared them for careers on the federal bench.
Published onMay 4, 2016
Law Day 2016 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landmark Miranda v. Arizona decision, focusing on its critical importance to the rights of individuals in custody, and how the ruling is applied to juveniles.
Published onApril 28, 2016
Bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2016, compared with the year ending March 31, 2015, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Published onApril 21, 2016
An innovative Chicago probation office, described as a federal Judiciary “flagship” in efficient, economical space design, is the subject of a newly released U.S. Courts video.
Published onApril 18, 2016
Detailed plans for building eight new federal court facilities have been sent to Congress, spelling out how an unprecedented $947.8 million appropriation included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 will be used to replace buildings that are obsolete, lack adequate security and in many cases are too small to handle current caseloads.
Published onApril 14, 2016
A 2014 change in federal drug sentencing guidelines has led to an unprecedented number of inmates receiving shortened prison terms, according to data from a new U.S. Sentencing Commission study.
Published onApril 7, 2016
A new judicial learning center and museum located in Oklahoma City is teaching schoolchildren and the general public about federal courts and the rule of law.
Published onMarch 31, 2016
A new U.S. Sentencing Commission study of sentence reductions for cooperating offenders reveals substantial differences in two ways offenders receive credit for their assistance.
Published onMarch 29, 2016
Across the United States, individuals posing as federal court officials and U.S. Marshals are targeting citizens, threatening them with arrest unless they pay.
Published onMarch 24, 2016
The federal courts and the General Services Administration are moving forward with an “unprecedented collaboration” to improve property management services, in some cases in a more cost-efficient manner.
Published onMarch 15, 2016
Reports on the 2015 caseload of the federal courts and the activities of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts were released today.
Published onMarch 15, 2016
The Judicial Conference of the United States today adopted a new system of case weights that will help it fine-tune its requests for new district judgeships; moved to seek legislation to preserve temporary bankruptcy judgeships that will lapse next year; and addressed sentencing reform legislation that would impact court workloads.