The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved changes to its broadcast policy that expands access to civil and bankruptcy proceedings over its longstanding pre-COVID policy.
One admission for all: Push for standardized federal bar admission gaining traction
A proposal submitted to the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure last month provides for the creation of a “Bar of the District Court for the United States.”Read More
‘Blindsided’: Court reporters fume over proposed rule amendment that would ‘prohibit’ stenography
The rule would require all courts to record hearings in all case types, but would “prohibit” stenography and shorthand — a practice that is currently optional, not required — in Indiana’s state courts.Read More
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to using marijuana while possessing a firearm, which is illegal under U.S. law.
The U.S. federal judiciary has entered a 120-day “grace period” to phase out the use of remote public audio access to civil and bankruptcy proceedings, put in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
State charges, including attempted murder, have been dismissed against a woman accused of stabbing an Indiana University student of Chinese descent on a public bus, court records show.
Donald Trump’s lawyer said Thursday that the former president will seek to move his New York City criminal case to federal court, a long-shot bid to avoid a trial in the state court where the historic indictment was brought.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee in Amarillo, Texas, put on hold federal approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used in combination to end pregnancies. The judge immediately stayed his ruling for a week so federal authorities could file a challenge.
There are a new financial disclosure requirements that Supreme Court justices and federal judges must follow, with regulations going into effect last month.
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts highlighted its 2022 legislative goals and achievements — including a new law meant to protect federal judges’ personal information — in an annual report released Tuesday.
Members of the public can more easily access federal judges’ financial disclosure reports following the creation of a new public database.
Kellie M. Barr was sworn in as a federal magistrate judge on Monday during a private ceremony and assumed her duties on Tuesday, according to Indiana Southern District Court Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Two Indiana law enforcement officers are facing new federal charges after being indicted by a grand jury on excessive force and obstruction of justice claims.
Pursuant to the Rules Enabling Act, amendments to federal rules that have been approved by the Supreme Court by May 1 of each year take effect Dec. 1. This year the number and scope of amendments that will take effect Dec. 1 is modest.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is seeking public comment on proposed changes to some of its local rules, including those involving Social Security appeals and state court records.
A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America, which would allow it to keep operating while compensating tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children while involved in Scouting.
The federal judiciary is requesting public comment on proposed changes to numerous federal appellate, bankruptcy, civil procedure and evidence rules.