Published onJuly 13, 2016
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has appointed U.S. District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro of New Hampshire to serve as chair of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Also new to the Executive Committee is U.S. District Judge Robert James Conrad, Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina.
Published onJuly 6, 2016
The federal Judiciary uses a wide array of initiatives—including advanced technology, cost reduction and aggressive auditing—to deliver justice efficiently, while enhancing public access to and knowledge of the courts, according to testimony delivered July 6 to a House Judiciary subcommittee.
Published onJune 30, 2016
The number of federal and state wiretaps terminated in 2015 increased nearly 17 percent over 2014, according to an annual report submitted to Congress by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Published onJune 23, 2016
June is LGBT Pride Month, which commemorates the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the civil rights gains the community has made since 1969, the year that the Stonewall riots in New York City proved to be a tipping point for the LGBT movement in the United States.
Published onJune 9, 2016
Four retired magistrate judges, who collectively served the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut more than 100 years, were celebrated in a ceremony unveiling their portraits.
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.