Published onMarch 12, 2019
Over the past year, the federal Judiciary launched an aggressive effort to address workplace conduct issues, achieved one of its top cost-saving goals, and maintained its commitment to excellence in public service, reported James C. Duff, the director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO), in his annual summary of the Judiciary’s activities.
Published onMarch 12, 2019
The federal Judiciary’s national policy-making body today approved a package of workplace conduct-related amendments stating the obligations of judges and Judiciary employees to report reliable information likely to constitute misconduct; making clear that confidentiality obligations should never be an obstacle to reporting judicial misconduct or disability; and specifying that retaliation for disclosing misconduct is itself misconduct.
Published onFebruary 20, 2019
Throughout 2018, the federal Judiciary celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Federal Magistrates Act of 1968, which established the magistrate judge system.
Published onFebruary 1, 2019
U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, who grew up during the Dust Bowl and Depression in Texas, attended law school as one of a half-dozen female classmates more than a half century ago, and later had a federal courthouse named in her honor, died Jan. 26 at the age of 92.
Published onJanuary 29, 2019
Bankruptcy filings in the 12-month period ending December 31, 2018, fell 2 percent, compared with bankruptcy cases filed in calendar year 2017.
Published onJanuary 28, 2019
A new continuing resolution that was signed into law last Friday will fund the Judiciary’s fiscal year 2019 operations through Feb. 15.
Published onJanuary 22, 2019
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) now estimates that federal courts can sustain funded operations through Jan. 31, 2019. The Judiciary continues to explore ways to conserve funds so it can sustain paid operations through Feb. 1.
Published onJanuary 16, 2019
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts now estimates that federal courts can sustain paid operations through Jan. 25, 2019.
Published onJanuary 7, 2019
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has revised its original estimate and now is working toward the goal of sustaining paid operations through Jan. 18, 2019.
Published onDecember 31, 2018
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2018 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary.
Published onDecember 22, 2018
Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, the Judiciary remains open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through Jan. 11, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.
Published onDecember 20, 2018
From preparation to recovery, court offices affected by a rough storm season implemented unique strategies, some consulting with courts affected by past natural disasters to learn how to restore court operations as quickly as possible.
Published onDecember 18, 2018
With the help of a federal judge and a football stadium of cheering spectators, 65 immigrants from 38 nations became United States citizens, as the Jacksonville Jaguars hosted a naturalization ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 16.
Published onDecember 13, 2018
In a new, five-minute video, federal judges offer insights into their thinking about the separation of powers and describe how healthy tensions among the branches have a stabilizing effect on democracy. The judges also share their respect for and commitment to this founding principle, which has an impact on everyday American life.
Published onDecember 11, 2018
The federal Judiciary has succeeded dramatically in its five-year quest to reduce building space and rental costs, exceeding its original reduction goals by nearly 30 percent.