On Topic: Courts Struggle To Supervise Offenders
In the latest On Topic interview, U.S. Judge Irene M. Keeley discusses the federal supervision system.
New ‘Court Shorts’ Video Details Right to Counsel
A new “Court Shorts” video, focusing on the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, has been released by the federal judiciary, expanding a series of short video and audio podcasts that teach young people about our nation’s Constitution, courts and individual rights.
Public Alert: New Juror Scam Seeks Personal Data
A new juror scam email, which fraudulently seeks personal information that could aid identity theft, has been reported in at least 14 federal court districts.
Bankruptcy Filings Down 12 Percent in June 2014
Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, fell 12 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2013, according to new statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Survey Finds Infrequent Social Media Use by Jurors
Social media use by jurors, and the problems resulting from it, remains a relatively infrequent occurrence, according to a survey of U.S. district judges.
2013 Report Shows Fewer Debtor Assets, More Repeat Bankruptcy Filers
Individuals filing for bankruptcy in 2013 reported fewer assets, lower total liabilities, and lower median income when compared to filers in the preceding year, according to a report recently filed by the federal Judiciary with Congress. The report also found that in 2013 a greater proportion of debtors were repeat filers.
Bankruptcy Court Move in Miami to Save $1.1 Million Annually
In a space-cutting move that will save the judiciary more than $1 million a year in rent and security costs, the federal bankruptcy court in Miami is moving into a nearby district court building.
Retroactive Sentence Reductions Don't Increase Recidivism
The U.S. Sentencing Commission recommended to retroactively apply lower drug guideline ranges for previously sentenced offenders.
John Seigenthaler: 'Cherished Friend' of Judges and Journalists
Beginning 15 years ago, noted publisher and First Amendment advocate John Seigenthaler met annually with groups of journalists and federal judges in an effort to help them better understand each other. By all accounts, Seigethaler, who died July 11, 2014, made great progress.
Task Force Urged to Curb Over-Federalization of Criminal Law
The Judicial Conference supports criminal justice reforms intended to ease prison crowding, but a federal judge told a House task force that that the Judiciary currently lacks the resources to shoulder resulting increased workload.