On Bill of Rights Day, Test Your Knowledge
December 15 marks the 222nd anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Test your knowledge about the first 10 amendments.
25 Years Later, PACER, Electronic Filing Continue to Change Courts
Twenty-five years ago, computers were hurtling America into the Information Age. From 1987 to 1989, the nation’s PC sales tripled, as consumers gained unprecedented power to process words, crunch numbers and print documents at home. The World Wide Web was still being invented, but early adopters were discovering personal email.
Ambassador Helps Welcome New Citizens in Brooklyn
Appellate Court Saves Money by Making Chambers Space Go Farther
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit had a problem. With four appellate judges in its Philadelphia courthouse approaching senior status, there wasn’t enough room to construct chambers for the new judges who would fill their seats.
Restored Historic Court Records Are Returned to Virgin Islands
A once-decaying book of court records, dating to before the American Revolution, has been painstakingly repaired and returned to federal court officials in the Virgin Islands.
Four Non-Resident Court Facilities to Close in Cost-Cutting Move
Four non-resident court facilities are being closed in the final months of 2013, as part of a continuing effort to reduce federal Judiciary expenses.
64 Federal Courts Now Publish Opinions on FDsys
A project providing free online access to federal court opinions has expanded to include 64 courts. The federal Judiciary and the Government Printing Office partner through the GPO’s Federal Digital System, FDsys, to provide public access to more than 750,000 opinions, many dating back to 2004.
Construction Wraps Up on John Roll Courthouse
Major construction is complete on the John M. Roll United States Courthouse, and the Yuma, Ariz., building is expected to be open for judicial business in mid-December.
Crossing the Line Saves Two Probation Offices Money and Manpower
When two chief probation officers in neighboring states crossed district lines, the Judiciary saved money and personnel.
For Federal Courts, Shutdown Caused Broad Disruptions
The government is running again, but federal district and bankruptcy courts and those who practice in them were shaken, to varying degrees, by the government’s 17-day shutdown at the start of the new fiscal year.