Judiciary, New Citizens and Students Honor Constitution Day
Students got a living lesson in civics as 8,500 new citizens were naturalized in a nationwide Judiciary celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
Judicial Conference Receives Budget Update, Forwards Rules Package to Supreme Court
Judiciary, GSA Begin Dialogue on Rent, Maintenance
The federal Judiciary and the General Services Administration (GSA) are launching an important new dialogue on space and rent management, at a time when the U.S. government’s landlord and one of its largest tenants are both grappling with a new era of downsizing.
Naturalizations Highlight National Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
In a first for the federal Judiciary, America’s newest citizens are being invited to join an annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, by taking part in more than two dozen naturalization ceremonies that will be held from Maine to Alaska on Sept. 17 and 18.
Probation Office Pilots Lean, Open Design to Shrink Space, Rent Bills
A probation office in Chicago has become the national "flagship" of a federal Judiciary initiative to shrink rent costs, by reimagining and downsizing the traditional office workplace.
Criminal Justice Act: At 50 Years, a Landmark in the Right to Counsel
On Aug. 20, 1964, the President signed into law the Criminal Justice Act, guaranteeing paid legal counsel for federal criminal defendants who could not afford it. Fifty years later, many hail the CJA and the federal defenders system as a shining success.
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.