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Judiciary News - United States Courts
1 - Bankruptcy Filings Fall 11.8 Percent for Year Ending June 30
2 - Some Courts Slow Reopening Plans as COVID Cases Rise
3 - Even During COVID, Courts Find Ways to Welcome New Americans
4 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Response and Recovery
5 - 2019 Wiretap Report: Orders and Convictions Increase
6 - Judiciary Makes the Case for New Judgeships
7 - LGBTQ Judges Discuss Experiences in Pride Month Event
8 - Judiciary Launches Redesigned PACER Website
9 - Judge Testifies at House Hearing on Pandemic Impacts
10 - Judiciary Employees Find Ways to Help During Pandemic
Despite a sharp rise in unemployment related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, personal and business bankruptcy filings fell 11.8 percent for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2020, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM
At a time when some states are backtracking on plans to restore business and government operations, a number of federal courts also are slowing plans to reopen courthouse doors as coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers escalate in many states. In recent weeks, federal courts, especially in Sun Belt “hot spot” states, have issued orders extending courthouse closures, postponement of jury trials, and the use of video and teleconferencing for most or all proceedings. Most of the orders cited rising COVID-19 numbers.
7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM
When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first forced courthouses to limit access to the general public, one of the first events to be canceled was an especially joyous rite: the naturalization of new U.S. citizens.
7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Federal courts are coordinating with state and local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to obtain information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) to aid their response, recovery, and reopening efforts. Courts are regularly releasing orders to address operating status, public and employee safety, and other court business.
7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Federal and state courts reported a combined 10 percent increase in authorized wiretaps in 2019, compared with 2018, according to the Judiciary’s 2019 Wiretap Report. Convictions in cases involving electronic surveillance also increased.
6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
The creation of new judgeships has not kept pace with the growth in case filings over three decades, producing “profound” negative effects for many courts across the country, U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller told Congress today.
6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
Five openly LGBTQ judges from different backgrounds and experiences offer insight into their lives before and after appointment to the federal bench in a new U.S. Courts video released in observance of Pride Month.
6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM
The Administrative Office of the U.S Courts on June 28 will launch a redesigned informational website for the Judiciary’s electronic court records system, known as PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).
6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Through a combination of advance planning, expanded use of technology, and the dedication of thousands of employees, the federal Judiciary’s response to the pandemic has enabled courts to continue to operate, while ensuring the health and safety of the public and court personnel, U.S. Senior District Judge David G. Campbell told Congress on Thursday.
6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Learn about the countless Judiciary employees across the court system who have volunteered to help people in need in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
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