On Topic: Judicial Engagement with Congress and the Public
In this episode of “On Topic” we talk about relationships, specifically the relationship between the federal courts and Congress. We’ll also look at civic engagement — how the courts reach, and teach the media and the public.
Judiciary’s FY 2015 Funding Meets Needs
The Judiciary will receive $6.7 billion in discretionary appropriations, a 2.8 percent, or $182 million, increase above FY 2014 discretionary funding. The FY 2015 level is essentially equal to the Judiciary’s re-estimated FY 2015 funding request.
U.S. Courts Honor 225th Anniversary of Judiciary Act
Federal courts, including three of the nation’s oldest, recently celebrated anniversaries focusing on the Judiciary’s heritage.
Amended Rules Effective December 1, 2014
A number of amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure and official bankruptcy forms became effective December 1, 2014.
Video, Web Activities Celebrate Bill of Rights Day
New Court Fees to Take Effect Dec. 1
Video: Nation’s ‘Mother Court’ Celebrates 225th Anniversary
The nation's first-ever federal court session, held in November 1789, is honored at a Manhattan ceremony, as shown in a newly released Judiciary Now video
James C. Duff to Return as AO Director in January 2015
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has appointed James C. Duff as Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, effective Jan. 5, 2015. Duff succeeds Judge John D. Bates, who will return full-time to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Duff previously served as AO director from 2006 to 2011.
Video: 70 Years After WWII, 5 NY Judges Remain a 'Brotherhood'
More than 60 veterans of WWII continue to serve their country as federal judges. A video records the vivid recollections of five judges who sit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Lowest in Seven Years
New bankruptcy filings fell 13 percent in Fiscal Year 2014, to 963,739. This is the lowest number of bankruptcy filings for any 12-month period since 2007.