Published onDecember 5, 2016
When Richard Mills was first sworn in as a judge, the war dominating headlines was Vietnam, the price of a gallon of gas was 32 cents, and man had yet to set foot on the moon. And, Mills recalls, court reporters took notes with pencils and pads.
Published onNovember 22, 2016
Two Omaha-based federal defenders meet by chance at work and discover they are sisters.
Published onNovember 15, 2016
Seven U.S. courthouses are among the 17 federal buildings honored in this year’s General Services Administration Design Awards.
Published onNovember 8, 2016
Two years after a video featured five World War II veterans who became federal judges in the Eastern District of New York, four continue to serve on the bench and carry substantial caseloads, even as they all have entered their 90s.
Published onNovember 3, 2016
The Central District of California in Los Angeles officially opens for business in its new digs on Monday, Nov. 7, after moving into its recently completed cube-shaped courthouse in the downtown area.
Published onOctober 26, 2016
For the third straight quarter, bankruptcy filings fell by less than 10 percent, with filings falling by 6.3 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, compared with the year ending September 30, 2015.
Published onOctober 20, 2016
Nancy Gahl lost her “soul mate” when her husband, probation officer Thomas E. Gahl, was shot and killed by one of his clients 30 years ago. But after that terrible loss, she says she gained a family in the federal community that came to her aid.
Published onOctober 20, 2016
The special training that probation and pretrial officers need to effectively and safely do their jobs borrows from real-life incidents to create dynamic, realistic environments.
Published onOctober 13, 2016
On Oct. 1, Noce began his sixth, eight-year term, making him the longest-serving, active magistrate judge in the federal system.
Published onOctober 5, 2016
This year, as part of the U.S. courts’ annual, national initiative, federal judges swore in thousands of new citizens at more than 40 ceremonies throughout the country, including at many national historic places and national parks.
Published onSeptember 29, 2016
Juries play a unique and central role in America’s justice system. But for many prospective jurors who are summoned, federal jury service is anything but exalting. Instead, it can be a long, listless day of waiting, only to be told that the court has more than enough candidates to fill the panel. In the District of Connecticut, that has changed dramatically.
Published onSeptember 16, 2016
Students participated in real-life civics lessons at naturalization ceremonies scheduled at iconic places from Ellis Island to Pearl Harbor, in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on Friday, September 16.
Published onSeptember 13, 2016
Two pilot programs – one that will allow pro se prisoners to file certain federal court documents electronically from a kiosk in a prison and a second that will provide judicial assistance to select district courts with unusually high civil caseloads – were approved today by the Judicial Conference at its biannual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Published onAugust 25, 2016
Four new Supreme Court Fellows will begin their 2016-2017 fellowships in August.
Published onAugust 17, 2016
Proposed updates of the rule governing class-action lawsuits, and a proposal to mandate electronic filings by lawyers, highlight a broad array of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure.