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Juror Appreciation Month is an opportunity to look at how courts make effective use of jurors and what jurors think of their experience.
Sidebar: Poll: Most Jurors Like the Experience
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the agency charged with storing the government's records, is working with the Judiciary to review millions of federal court cases accumulated since the 1970s.
Judge Joy Flower Conti talks about a critical time for the bankruptcy court system — the rise in the number of bankruptcy filings nationwide, the impact on overworked bankruptcy judges and what needs to be done for the bankruptcy courts to continue to meet the needs of justice.
In fiscal year 2010, the 94 district courts reported a 13.8 percent increase in interpreting events over the previous 12-month period.
Parole may seem like an anachronism, after all under the Sentencing Reform Act, federal civilian defendants sentenced for offenses committed after November 1, 1987, are no longer eligible for parole. But two decades later, over 2,000 parolees are supervised by federal probation officers.
A recent survey of federal judges asked if Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 should be amended. As it turns out, federal judges are split on the issue.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission will hold a public hearing on whether or not recently proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines should be made retroactive.