Judiciary Asks Congress to Invest in Improved Court Operations
In order to adequately support the Constitutional and statutory mission of the federal courts, the Judiciary today asked Congressional appropriators to provide $7 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal year 2016, a 3.9 percent increase over the preceding year.
Former Rep. Kastenmeier Leaves Lasting Impact on Federal Courts
Representative Robert W. Kastenmeier “understood the federal courts like few others,” Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist said in 1992. “More importantly ... his involvement served an important national interest.” Kastenmeier, who spent more than two decades as chair of the House subcommittee that had jurisdiction over the federal courts, died March 20 at the age of 91.
How to Clear a Room: Bankruptcy Court Reduces Rent and Long-Term Storage Costs
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York had a room filled with files. That’s not unusual. Even though today most cases are filed electronically, case records have a way of accumulating over the years. But in less than five months, with the end of the fiscal year, the court needed to clear the room. The files had to go.
Successes Reported in Aggressive Space and Rent Reduction Initiative
2014 Reports on Federal Courts Caseload and Activities Released
Reports on the 2014 caseload of the federal courts and the activities of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts were released today.
Eastern Missouri Learning Center Reaches 4,000 Students, Adults
More than 4,000 visitors—including school groups, law school students, Boy and Girl Scouts, judges and international dignitaries—visited the St. Louis-based Judicial Learning Center in 2014, according to a report on the center.
Women as 'Way Pavers' in the Federal Judiciary
It took nearly 140 years after the federal court system was established in 1789 before the first woman sat on a federal bench. Today, about one-third of all active Article III judges are women.
Improved Noticing for Debtors Reduces Court Costs
Thanks to a new program available through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC), debtors in participating courts now have the option of receiving court-generated notices and orders electronically. The new system saves both time and money.
Florida Representatives Take Oath at Miami Federal Courthouse
Earlier this month, Chief Judge K. Michael Moore (S.D. Fla.) administered the oath of office to four members of the South Florida Congressional delegation: Representatives Frederica Wilson of Florida’s 24th District, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida’s 25th District; Carlos Curbelo of Florida’s 26th District; and Lleana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida’s 27th District.
African American History Month: Six Judges' Journeys Recall Civil Rights Era
February is African American History Month, and video profiles of six African American federal judges offer a dramatic view of the changes experienced by individuals and a nation during the Civil Rights era.