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Constance Baker Motley: Judiciary’s Unsung Rights Hero

Constance Baker Motley: Judiciary’s Unsung Rights Hero

From the late 1940s through the mid-1960s, Constance Baker Motley did as much as any American to end racial segregation. Yet her memory has receded outside the federal Judiciary, where she became the first African American woman judge. Here is her remarkable story.
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Constance Baker Motley: Judiciary’s Unsung Rights Hero

Just the Facts: Intellectual Property Cases—Patent, Copyright, and Trademark

Just the Facts: Intellectual Property Cases—Patent, Copyright, and Trademark

Over the past 20 years, the overall number of intellectual property cases filed in the U.S. courts has increased dramatically. However, after sharp increases in the early 2010s, patent infringement case filings now have started to fall, copyright case filings have fluctuated, and trademark case filings have held steady. Most intellectual property cases are concentrated in a handful of states.
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Just the Facts: Intellectual Property Cases—Patent, Copyright, and Trademark

Teachers Institutes at Courts Help Prepare Next Generation of Jurors

Teachers Institutes at Courts Help Prepare Next Generation of Jurors

At more than two dozen institutes offered by courts across the country, school teachers work with federal judges, volunteer attorneys, legal scholars, and court staff to deepen their understanding of the Judiciary and ignite the interest of their students.
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Teachers Institutes at Courts Help Prepare Next Generation of Jurors

How Courts Care for Jurors in High Profile Cases

How Courts Care for Jurors in High Profile Cases

High profile cases demand much more of jurors personally than other cases do. They can last for weeks or months, attract intense media attention, expose jurors to physical threats and emotional stress, and force them into long periods of isolation, with only their fellow jurors and court personnel for company.
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How Courts Care for Jurors in High Profile Cases

How Interpreters Aid Access to Justice

How Interpreters Aid Access to Justice

For a criminal defendant with limited English proficiency, or who has a hearing impairment, a skilled courtroom interpreter is a vital part of the justice system. Like court-appointed attorneys, interpreters enable defendants to understand proceedings and assist in their own defense. The role of court interpreters is the theme of a newly released Knowledge Seminar video.
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How Interpreters Aid Access to Justice

Federal Judges Help Students Learn Civility Skills

Federal Judges Help Students Learn Civility Skills

The loudest voices may prevail at a townhall meeting, at a demonstration, or in the stands at a football game, but in courtrooms, civility and rationality win the day even when the stakes – and the emotions – are high. Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions is a flagship program of the federal Judiciary’s outreach to students that equips them with legal and life skills needed to settle disputes successfully in a respectful way.
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Federal Judges Help Students Learn Civility Skills