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Judiciary News - United States Courts
1 - Just the Facts: Americans with Disabilities Act
2 - 2017 Wiretap Report: Orders and Convictions Rise
3 - National Lab Keeps Officers One Digital Step Ahead
4 - Courts Need New Judgeships, Judicial Conference tells Congress
5 - Workplace Changes Recommended for Judiciary
6 - Celebrating 50 Years of Magistrate Judges
7 - U.S. Courts Celebrate Law Day
8 - Court Celebrates New Citizens, in Living Color
9 - Courts Extend Thanks to Jurors
10 - Students Learn Civil Discourse Skills in Federal Courts
While overall civil rights cases have declined, cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have increased three-fold in recent years. Filings in three states – California, Florida, and New York – account for a significant number of the civil rights cases filed under the ADA. You can find out more in this new installment of Just the Facts.
7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Federal courts reported a 30 percent increase in authorized wiretaps in 2017, compared to 2016, and state courts reported an 11 percent rise, according to a newly released Judiciary report.
6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
A robotic arm gestures across a tablet screen, using sophisticated software to try to crack a geometric passcode. Drones and flash drives lie dissected on a workbench, while a state-of-the-art computer scans a hard drive. This isn’t the CSI Crime Lab, it’s the Eastern District of Missouri’s National Forensic Laboratory.
6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM
“The lack of additional judgeships, combined with the growth in caseload, has created difficulties for many courts across the nation,” Chief Judge Lawrence Stengel told a House subcommittee today. “It has reached urgent levels in five districts that are struggling with extraordinarily high and sustained workload,” he said in prepared testimony. The courts are the: Eastern District of California, District of Delaware, Southern District of Florida, Southern District of Indiana, and Western District of Texas.
6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
The Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group, a group of federal judges and senior Judiciary officials formed at the request of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., issued a report recommending measures to improve workplace conduct policies and procedures in the federal Judiciary.
6/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
Magistrate judges play an important role in the judicial process, helping district judges in criminal and civil matters by handling complaints, issuing search warrants, holding preliminary hearings, and much more.
5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Federal courts around the country sponsored a variety of events to commemorate Law Day during the month of May, a tradition celebrating the rule of law in the United States that dates to the Eisenhower administration.
5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
An effort to spruce up a courthouse display case with photos from a naturalization ceremony quickly became something more--an opportunity for the District of Maine to share the joy of 39 new citizens with their friends and families around the globe.
5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
This week is Juror Appreciation Week, and federal courts across the country are honoring citizens for their participation and raising awareness about the importance of jury service.
5/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
In an effort to bolster civil discourse and good decision-making in the next generation of jurors and engaged citizens, federal judges are hosting high school and college students in their courtrooms to observe, learn, and practice critical life skills.
4/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
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