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  • Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes
    Representatives of the federal Judiciary today asked Congress to provide $7.22 billion in fiscal year 2019 to fund continuing operations of the judicial branch. The request includes funding to sustain cybersecurity initiatives and ensure sufficient security at federal courthouses.
  • From Courtroom to Classroom: Judges Invest Themselves in Financial Literacy
    April is Financial Literacy Month, and bankruptcy courts across the country are doing what they can to foster greater awareness of the benefits of informed personal-finance planning and decision-making.
  • Court Recalls MLK’s Last Legal Battle
    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee revisits Martin Luther King, Jr.,'s last legal battle.
  • Jurors, Defense Lawyers Receive Rate Increases; Funding Approved for 3 Courthouses
    The daily fee paid to federal jurors will increase for the first time since 1990, private attorneys appointed to represent indigents will receive an hourly rate increase, and the General Services Administration will get $437 million to build three urgently needed courthouse projects, as a result of funding included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.
  • Judicial Conference Receives Status Report on Workplace Conduct Review
    Nearly 20 reforms and improvements have been implemented or are under development to help address workplace conduct concerns in the federal judiciary, James C. Duff, Chair of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group, reported today at the biannual meeting of the Judicial Conference.
  • AO Publishes Annual Report and Court Statistics
    The Judiciary confronted many challenges in 2017 that reinforced the importance and value of court employees working together through “a coordinated and unified approach.” That was the message from James C. Duff, the director of the Administrative Office on the U.S. Courts, in his annual report on the activities and the state of business of the U.S. courts published today.
  • Judge Carolyn Dimmick: Women’s Advances in Law Careers Are ‘So Heartening’
    Senior Judge Carolyn Dimmick of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington earned her law degree in 1953 when female lawyers were rare and, so too, were opportunities for them. In honor of Women’s History Month, a new video profile explores the highlights and challenges of Judge Dimmick’s groundbreaking and highly distinguished career.
  • Just the Facts: Consumer Bankruptcy Filings, 2006-2017
    Just the Facts is a feature that highlights issues and trends in the Judiciary based on data collected by the Judiciary Data and Analysis Office (JDAO) of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. 
  • Litigation Academy Turns Court Into a Classroom for Lawyers
    The Litigation Academy, created by the district court in Rhode Island in partnership with a local law school and bar association, is turning a federal courtroom into a classroom for local lawyers to develop courtroom skills.
  • Judiciary Workplace Conduct Group Seeks Law Clerk, Employee Input
    A new mailbox on uscourts.gov is available for current and former federal Judiciary law clerks and all other employees to submit comments relating to the federal Judiciary’s policies and procedures for protecting all employees from inappropriate workplace conduct.
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court: Stun Guns Can Be Regulated, Not Banned
    The top court in Massachusetts ruled this week that the state's ban on stun guns and Tasers is unconstitutional. The Massachusetts Supreme Court concluded that stun guns are "arms" under the Second Amendment, and therefore can't be fully banned under state law, but can be regulated under new state......
  • Southwest Engine Failure Causes 1 Death, Emergency Landing
    After an uncontained engine failure aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday, pilot Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, calmly guided the crippled aircraft to a relatively safe landing. Although one passenger was killed during the flight, Shults averted what could've......
  • Does Insurance Cover Drone Injuries?
    A few years ago, we only heard about drones in reference to the military and the role they were playing in Afghanistan. Now, it seems like there's at least one at every major beach, on kids' Christmas lists, and on sale at Walmart. Even Amazon is working on a drone-delivery......
  • Stan Lee Finally Brings a Lawsuit Against Ex-Business Manager
    In what sounds like it could be a made-for-t.v. drama, comic book icon Stan Lee is suing his former business manager for fraud and elder abuse. The allegations range from theft of millions of dollars, to funding a fake non-profit, to setting up a scheme to steal Lee's blood and......
  • Supreme Court Softens Deportation Law for Criminals
    It is well established, as the Supreme Court noted in an opinion handed down this week, that "any alien convicted of an 'aggravated felony' after entering the United States will be deported." What is less well-known is what qualifies as an aggravated felony. Upon examining this issue, the Court......
  • Top 3 Legal Issues With Homeschooling
    According to Courthouse News, there has been an unprecedented surge in interest for homeschooling children, based on the decline in funding for public schools, bullying issues, and recent mass school shootings. Courthouse News was also careful to point out that the largely unregulated nature of homeschooling has led to......
  • Strict New Gun Laws in Vermont Raise Age to 21
    In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Vermont went from having some of the least restrictive gun control laws to some of the strictest. Last week, Governor Phil Scott signed three bills into law raising the age to buy firearms to 21, banning high-capacity magazines, and making it easier......
  • Nestle's Bottled Water Filled With Microplastics, Lawsuit Claims�
    When it comes to healthy living, weight loss, getting in shape, and the like, we're constantly being told to drink more water. But what if even your water isn't good for you? A class action lawsuit filed against Nestle claims that the company engaged in deceptive marketing because their bottled......
  • When Can You Sue a Workers' Comp Doctor?
    Dealing with an on-the-job injury can be a huge hassle. There's paperwork, doctor appointments, more paperwork, long-term financial uncertainty, and often ... even paperwork. So, it's that much more painful when you feel like the workers' comp doctor makes your injury worse, rather than better. In that instance, you may......
  • 3 Former Waitresses Sue Michigan Diner for Sexual Harassment
    The year 2017 was quite memorable for workplace sexual harassment allegations. But the harassment wasn't limited to Harvey Weinstein, Uber, and CEOs from hell. According to a lawsuit filed last week, even shift managers at local diners were guilty of sexual harassment and discrimination. Three former waitresses at the Grand......
  • 'That's So Raven' Star Orlando Brown Gets Arrested in Las Vegas by Bounty Hunters
    It feels like a long way from 'That's So Raven' stardom to arrested by a bounty hunter named Lucky while hiding in your underwear in a Las Vegas closet, but it apparently only takes 11 years and a few arrests. Orlando Brown, ex-costar of the hit Disney series and......
  • Apple Had 12 Employees Arrested for Leaks�
    There should be a soap opera dedicated to Silicon Valley drama. Between Facebook's data breach, Apple's phone throttling, and the industry's sexual harassment scandals -- to name a few -- there seems to be a never-ending stream of gripping headlines these days. Keeping that trend going, Apple said in a......
  • School Nurses May Soon Be Able to Administer Pot in Colorado
    Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. In almost all those states, the user must be an adult, over the age of 18. And while most of us are OK with adults having a joint like they would a cigarette or a beer,......
  • Lawsuit Accuses Isaac Haas of Knowingly Infecting Woman With STD
    Purdue student Alyssa Chambers is suing basketball player Isaac Haas for $1 million in damages, claiming Haas knowingly infected her with chlamydia during a sexual encounter last year. She is also suing the school for allegedly providing Haas with undocumented medical treatment for STDs, as well as Haas's ex-girlfriend,......
  • Massachusetts Man Awarded $8.25M for Injuries From Falling Asphalt Melter
    There are normal injuries sustained from everyday activities like fender benders or slip-and-falls. And there are catastrophic injuries from asphalt melters that fall on your head. Brian Goodrich of Oxford, Massachusetts sustained the latter, suffering permanent disfigurement to his face and skull, permanent blindness in one eye, and loss......
  • My Employer Stopped Paying Me, What Should I Do?
    It's a pretty basic concept. You do the work, you get paid for it. In many cases, people don't even really do the work, and they still get paid. But what happens when you hold up your end of the bargain but your employer doesn't? Here are a few tips......
  • Amazon Worker Fired After Complaining of Hurt Back
    Amazon strives to be the most customer-centric company on the planet. But one employee of the mega-retailer is wishing the company took better care of its workers as well. Bryan Hill from Seffner, Florida is suing the online retailer for firing him after he hurt his back on the job......
  • Steve Wynn Sues AP for Defamation Over Rape Allegation Reporting
    One of the limitations on free speech is defamation -- you can't simply make false and damaging statements about someone else. That said, just because information tends to damage a person's reputation doesn't make it defamation. The statement must also be false. Additionally, the press are afforded some increased......
  • Refuse Breath Test? Cops May Take Your Blood in Chicago Area
    Depending on where you're pulled over, there are a varying amount of consequences for refusing a field breathalyzer test. In just about every state, your driver's license may be immediately revoked upon refusal. In some jurisdictions, prosecutors might be able to point to that refusal as an implicit admission......
  • Why Are Accused Shoplifters Suing Walmart?
    Its creators call it a 'life skills' program that contributes to 'restorative justice.' A California judge called it extortion. And a new lawsuit against the anti-shoplifting course's creators and the retail stores that use it, including Walmart, minced no words: "Defendants are not small-time Mafia thugs. They do not......

 

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