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Deadline to apply for SCOTUS Fellows program Nov. 30

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If you’re interested in learning more about the federal judiciary first hand, consider applying for the Supreme Court of the United States Fellows Program. Fellows gain insight into the policy issues facing the judiciary as well as learn more about administrative functions.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30, and the program seeks people from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. Fellows contribute to the work of the Supreme Court, Federal Judicial Center, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

The one-year fellowship begins in fall 2013.

Faegre Baker Daniels attorney and former executive director of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission Monica Fennell served as the 2007-2008 fellow assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Fennell told the Indiana Lawyer in 2008 that her work as a fellow gave her a new perspective on the courts that would allow her to better work with judges and court staff.


 

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  1. Family court judges never fail to surprise me with their irrational thinking. First of all any man who abuses his wife is not fit to be a parent. A man who can't control his anger should not be allowed around his child unsupervised period. Just because he's never been convicted of abusing his child doesn't mean he won't and maybe he hasn't but a man that has such poor judgement and control is not fit to parent without oversight - only a moron would think otherwise. Secondly, why should the mother have to pay? He's the one who made the poor decisions to abuse and he should be the one to pay the price - monetarily and otherwise. Yes it's sad that the little girl may be deprived of her father, but really what kind of father is he - the one that abuses her mother the one that can't even step up and do what's necessary on his own instead the abused mother is to pay for him???? What is this Judge thinking? Another example of how this world rewards bad behavior and punishes those who do right. Way to go Judge - NOT.

  2. Right on. Legalize it. We can take billions away from the drug cartels and help reduce violence in central America and more unwanted illegal immigration all in one fell swoop. cut taxes on the savings from needless incarcerations. On and stop eroding our fourth amendment freedom or whatever's left of it.

  3. "...a switch from crop production to hog production "does not constitute a significant change."??? REALLY?!?! Any judge that cannot see a significant difference between a plant and an animal needs to find another line of work.

  4. Why do so many lawyers get away with lying in court, Jamie Yoak?

  5. Future generations will be amazed that we prosecuted people for possessing a harmless plant. The New York Times came out in favor of legalization in Saturday's edition of the newspaper.

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