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A major earthquake damaged the El Centro U.S. courthouse in the Southern District of California. The most significant damage to the courthouse was caused by a broken water pipe that flooded the probation office.
This month saw action on legislation promising new bankruptcy judgeships, changes in crack cocaine sentencing, and improvements in court administration.
Filers in the Eastern District of Missouri can get help from a user-friendly, interactive web application.
Consumer bankruptcies have had a rapid rise, but little attention has been paid to an even faster rise in business bankruptcies. Here’s a look at the numbers behind the rise.
In a society where cell phones and PDAs are ubiquitous, how do you stop jurors from Tweeting, Googling and Blogging? A set of suggested jury instructions may do the trick.
ABA President Carolyn Lamm talks about ethics, judicial review of immigration, improved indigent defense, and the ABA’s hopes for a COLA for federal judges.
Five local court projects have been awarded grants through the Edwin L. Nelson Local Initiatives Program for fiscal year 2010.
Visitors to the Supreme Court’s new website will find an updated, more user-friendly website.
The 2010 Civil Litigation Conference, sponsored by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, will be held May 10-11 at the Duke University School of Law.
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