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Judiciary Steps Up Calls to Enact Security Measures

Judiciary Steps Up Calls to Enact Security Measures

Citing the latest act of violence this year, in which a judge’s family and officers at two federal courthouses have come under attack, the Judiciary has stepped up its call to congressional leaders for a series of safety measures “to protect the safety of the public at our nation’s courthouses.”
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Judiciary Steps Up Calls to Enact Security Measures

Facing Long Post-Hurricane Recovery, Court in La. Gets Help From Friends

Facing Long Post-Hurricane Recovery, Court in La. Gets Help From Friends

Hurricane Laura has left a lasting impact on the Western Louisiana community of Lake Charles, and the federal courthouse could be closed a year or more. Despite the disarray, courts in New Orleans, Texas, and even Alaska have reached out to support the court’s staff in getting back on their feet.  
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Facing Long Post-Hurricane Recovery, Court in La. Gets Help From Friends

'All too frequent tragedies demand action to improve judicial security,' Judge tells Judicial Conference

'All too frequent tragedies demand action to improve judicial security,' Judge tells Judicial Conference

“Four federal judges and three family members have been killed since 1979. These horrific tragedies must stop,” Judge David W. McKeague told the Judicial Conference of the United States today.
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'All too frequent tragedies demand action to improve judicial security,' Judge tells Judicial Conference

Judges Help Students Focus on Meaning of Constitution and Citizenship Day

Judges Help Students Focus on Meaning of Constitution and Citizenship Day

Federal judges from New York to California are creating online civics opportunities throughout September to help students honor Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, despite the termination of courthouse trips and classroom visits due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Judges Help Students Focus on Meaning of Constitution and Citizenship Day

Judiciary Report Underscores Commitment to Civics Education

Judiciary Report Underscores Commitment to Civics Education

Federal courts are approaching the 2020-2021 academic year with an endorsement of volunteer civics education efforts by judges and a willingness to support teachers in bringing the human face of the Judiciary into their civics and government classes, whether students are at home or in school.
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Judiciary Report Underscores Commitment to Civics Education