WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Principal Deputy Solicitor General Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Thursday, increasing the buzz about a possible U.S. Supreme Court nomination in his future.
WASHINGTON – With no solution in sight to end the automatic federal budget cuts that began in March, federal judiciary officials are announcing plans to close courthouses, limit trials and hearings and furlough federal prosecutors, defenders and U.S. Marshals Service officers, all while warning that the move will compromise the federal court system.
WASHINGTON – While filings at the trial level of federal courts declined in the last fiscal year, appellate cases were on the uptick, according to the latest data submitted by federal court officials to the U.S. Judicial Conference this week.
WASHINGTON – Federal judiciary officials, announcing the close of six federal court facilities, said that automatic budget cuts that will take place if Congress fails to agree on a budget plan would deal another blow to the federal court system.
WASHINGTON – Budget cuts are forcing federal courts to implement a number of cost-cutting measures, from layoffs, furloughs and early retirements to the reduction of training programs and IT services, according to a recent survey.
WASHINGTON – After years of record-breaking numbers of bankruptcy filings, the recent trend of declining filings continues, based on the most recent figures released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Civil practitioners say a new federal venue law that quietly went into effect last month will lead to an increase in diversity-based discovery and cut down on the “jurisdictional gamesmanship” that regularly occurs in litigation.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Barbara J. Houser’s job is a lot harder than it used to be, and she is not afraid to admit it.
The problem for Houser and her colleagues, as well as practitioners across the country, is the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 Stern v. Marshall decision, which limited the ability of judges to hear and rule on claims that regularly arise outside the Bankruptcy Code.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court tried to decipher the strange wording of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act on Monday to determine if plaintiffs can sue in federal court rather than state court.
WASHINGTON – The number of people choosing to file for bankruptcy without the aid of an attorney has nearly tripled in the last five years – a rate of growth much higher than the overall growth of bankruptcy filings, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.