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Judiciary News - United States Courts
1 - Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart to Receive 2019 Devitt Award
2 - Panels Focus on Merit in Selection of Magistrate Judges
3 - 2018 Wiretap Report: Orders and Convictions Fall
4 - Judiciary Creates Public User Group for PACER
5 - Vaping Scenario Shows How the 4th Amendment Applies at School
6 - Courts Seek to Increase Jury Diversity
7 - U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank Is Serving Justice One Day at a Time
8 - Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Decline
9 - Landmark Free Speech Case Opens Students’ Eyes to Role of Appellate Courts
10 - In Central District of California, a Woman’s Place is in the Courthouse
Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is the recipient of the 2019 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award. Stewart will formally receive the award on Oct. 17 in a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court.
7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
Magistrate judges play a critical role in the federal Judiciary, fulfilling a broad range of responsibilities and easing heavy caseloads in district courts. A new video by the U.S courts. explains the merit selection process for these judges.
7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Federal and state courts reported a combined 23 percent decrease in authorized wiretaps in 2018, compared with 2017, according to the Judiciary’s 2018 Wiretap report. Convictions in cases involving electronic surveillance also fell sharply.
6/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
The federal Judiciary has created and is seeking members for a public user group to provide advice and feedback on ways to improve its electronic public access services.
6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
What happens when school officials search a backpack and find an underage student’s e-cigarettes? An innovative courtroom program helps students understand how search and seizure laws affect them.
6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
A heightened awareness of the importance of diverse juries has prompted some federal courts to evaluate their selection processes to ensure that the age, race, and socio-economic status of juror pools reflect the courts’ communities.
5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Growing up in a small town in Minnesota, Donovan Frank overcame the modest expectations of his high school teacher to attend college and then law school. He later also overcame alcoholism, a condition that nearly destroyed his marriage, on his way to becoming a state judge and then a federal judge in the District of Minnesota for two decades.
5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Bankruptcy filings fell by 0.9 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2019, compared with the year ending March 31, 2018.
4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
In a new U.S. Courts video 40 Washington, D.C., area students participate in a realistic simulation of a student free speech case based on the 1969 landmark Tinker v. Des Moines.
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
The Central District of California has the largest number of women in top leadership positions across all 94 federal judicial districts.
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
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