Judicial Conference News Releases
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Published onSeptember 23, 2003
The federal courts’ policy-making body voted today to support repeal of a new law that severely limits the ability of trial judges to depart from Sentencing Guidelines and requires reports to Congress on any federal judge who does so.
Published onMarch 18, 2003
The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to ask Congress to create a total of 57 new federal judgeships—11 for the courts of appeals and 46 for the district courts.
Published onSeptember 24, 2002
The Judicial Conference of the United States was told by Attorney General John Ashcroft today that the Bush Administration supports creation of new judgeships to help federal courts in dire need of relief.
Published onMarch 13, 2002
The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved creation of a pilot program to allow selected courts to provide Internet access to criminal case files.
Published onSeptember 19, 2001
The Judicial Conference of the United States today concluded business suspended following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In a mail ballot of its 27 members, the Judicial Conference adopted policies that govern the electronic availability of federal court case file information and the workplace use of the Internet by judges and court employees.
Published onMarch 14, 2001
The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to pursue vigorously a three-part plan for improving the compensation of judges and other high level federal officials.
Published onSeptember 19, 2000
The Judicial Conference of the United States voted today to oppose legislation that would prohibit federal judges from accepting "anything of value in connection with a seminar" because the legislation is overly broad, would have unintended consequences, and has not been adequately studied.
Published onMarch 14, 2000
The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to "strongly condemn the unilateral efforts of the Office of Management and Budget to impose a courtroom sharing policy on the judicial branch, as an unwarranted and inappropriate intrusion into the constitutionally mandated independence of the Judiciary."
Published onSeptember 15, 1999
The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved a series of changes to court rules aimed at bringing uniformity to the pretrial exchange of information while reducing expense and delay in certain civil cases.
Published onMarch 16, 1999
Spurred by increasing caseloads and the rapidly declining value of judicial salaries, the Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to ask Congress to create new judgeships and to adjust the pay of the President, judges, members of Congress, and senior executive branch officials.
Published onSeptember 15, 1998
At its biannual meeting today in Washington, the Judicial Conference of the United States voted to ask its Committees on Codes of Conduct and Financial Disclosure to consider if the Conference should encourage all courts to maintain, in the clerk's office, a list for each judge of the companies in which the judge, or the judge's spouse, or minor child residing in the household, has a financial interest requiring recusal.
Published onMarch 10, 1998
The Judicial Conference of the United States today received a report on the impending crisis in courthouse construction that is facing the federal Judiciary.
Published onSeptember 23, 1997
The Judicial Conference of the United States today announced its support for a cost-of-living salary adjustment (COLA) for federal judges, members of Congress, and top officials in the executive branch.
Published onMarch 11, 1997
The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to transmit to Congress a request to create new appellate, district, and bankruptcy judgeships.
Published onSeptember 17, 1996
The Judicial Conference of the United States today disapproved a proposed amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which would have required the initial empaneling of a jury of 12 persons in all civil cases.