Published onOctober 31, 2018
Bankruptcy filings fell by 2.2 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2018, compared with the year ending September 30, 2017, continuing a series of slight annual declines in new cases.
Published onOctober 29, 2018
Throughout October, the Judiciary has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of the magistrate judge system. This short video explains the tremendous impact that magistrate judges have had on the federal Judiciary in the last half century.
Published onOctober 24, 2018
A public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules will be available by livestream, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Oct. 30, 2018.
Published onOctober 22, 2018
In the federal judicial system, recidivism among people on post-conviction supervision is down, and signs of rehabilitation in that population are increasing.
Published onOctober 12, 2018
The following federal courthouse in Florida is closed due to the effects of Hurricane Michael.
Published onOctober 11, 2018
A new federal courthouse has been formally unveiled in Mobile, Alabama, featuring improved safety and access for the public and improvements in information technology.
Published onOctober 4, 2018
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has named eight new chairs of Judicial Conference committees. Unless otherwise noted, the appointments took effect on Oct. 1, 2018.
Published onOctober 2, 2018
The Judicial Conference’s committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2018 at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, D.C.
Published onSeptember 24, 2018
Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is the recipient of the 2018 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award.
Published onSeptember 20, 2018
Judges engaged the public in real-life civics lessons at Constitution Day celebrations on college campuses, at readings of the founding document on courthouse steps, during naturalization ceremonies at presidential homes, and in recitations of the preamble.
Published onSeptember 13, 2018
The Judicial Conference today approved changes to the Judiciary's Model Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan to cover interns and externs and to extend the time for initiating EDR complaints from 30 to 180 days. The Conference’s Judicial Resources Committee will consider further changes to the model plan at its next meeting. The Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts also reported on the recruitment of a Judicial Integrity Officer in the Administrative Office and the expansion of judicial, staff, and law clerk orientations and education dealing with workplace harassment.
Published onSeptember 12, 2018
Federal courthouses in New Bern and Wilmington, North Carolina, remain closed due to Hurricane Florence.
Published onSeptember 6, 2018
A cross section of high school journalists shared their reflections on the aspirations expressed in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, putting into a modern context such phrases as “We the People …” and “a more perfect Union….”
Published onSeptember 4, 2018
Four new Supreme Court Fellows are set to begin their 2018-2019 fellowships in September.
Published onAugust 27, 2018
Consumers filing for bankruptcy in 2017 reported aggregated assets of $80 billion and aggregated total liabilities of $105 billion, according to an annual report filed by the Judiciary with Congress.