Judiciary Seeks Supplemental Funding
The Judicial Conference of the United States has requested $72.9 million in emergency funding, saying that a supplemental appropriation is needed to "address critical needs resulting from sequestration cuts."
Right Fit for Courts Means Reduced Footprint and Rent Costs
Southwest Border Courts Continue to Lead in Immigration Cases
Updated Edition of Benchbook Now Available
The 6th edition (pdf) of the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges, a publication of the Federal Judicial Center, is now available online. The book, last updated in 2007, is a concise and practical guide to situations federal judges are likely to encounter on the bench. The Benchbook covers procedures that are required by statute, rule or case law, with detailed guidance from experienced trial judges.
Bankruptcy Filings Down 14 Percent for March 2013
Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2013, fell 14.4 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2012, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Inspiring Educational Video on Judge Thompson Echoes 2013 Law Day Theme
"When you confront something that you, initially, perceive as an adversity—that's what builds character. That's your glorious moment," according to U.S. District Court Judge Myron H. Thompson, who presides in Montgomery, Ala.
Statement on Impact of Sequestration on Judiciary, Defender Funding
Statement of Chief Judge William B. Traxler, Jr., Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
OSCAR Update Adds Transparency to Clerkship Process
Kansas Naturalization Ceremony Blends History
It was a convergence of history at a recent District of Kansas’ naturalization ceremony. During the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation, standing in the former Monroe Elementary School at the heart of Brown v. Board of Education, the first African American woman to sit on the federal trial bench in Kansas administered the oath of allegiance to a group completing the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
New Bankruptcy Claims Transfer Fee to Take Effect May 1