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Collins Fitzpatrick, Longest-Serving Circuit Executive, Reflects on Career

Collins Fitzpatrick, Longest-Serving Circuit Executive, Reflects on Career

On Sept. 28, Collins Fitzpatrick will retire as Circuit Executive of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, after 50 years of service in the federal Judiciary. In 1976, Fitzpatrick was appointed as the Seventh Circuit’s first executive, five years after Congress created the position. He is by far the longest-serving circuit executive in the federal court system.
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Collins Fitzpatrick, Longest-Serving Circuit Executive, Reflects on Career

Judges and Lawyers Engage Students in Conversations About the Constitution

Judges and Lawyers Engage Students in Conversations About the Constitution

More than 550 students at South Florida high schools engaged in a day of candid conversations with federal judges and attorneys about the Constitution, civil discourse, and solid decision-making skills in the law and in teens’ lives. The event was part of a monthlong national celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
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Judges and Lawyers Engage Students in Conversations About the Constitution

What Information and Services Does the U.S. Government Offer in Spanish?

What Information and Services Does the U.S. Government Offer in Spanish?

To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, USAGov en Español, the official website of the U.S. government in Spanish, in collaboration with government agencies is launching a public engagement campaign to publicize the programs and services offered in Spanish.
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What Information and Services Does the U.S. Government Offer in Spanish?

What is Judicial Impartiality? Judges Explain How They Apply the Law

What is Judicial Impartiality? Judges Explain How They Apply the Law

How do federal judges have an impact on individual rights every day, even for people who may never enter a courtroom? Ten federal judges answer the question in the new video “Court Shorts: A Fair and Impartial Judiciary,” produced in celebration of Constitution Day, on Sept. 17, discussing their commitment to impartiality, the Constitution, and the rule of law.
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What is Judicial Impartiality? Judges Explain How They Apply the Law

Comments Invited on Regulations for Bankruptcy Trustee Payments

Comments Invited on Regulations for Bankruptcy Trustee Payments

The bench, bar, and public have been asked to provide comments on proposed interim regulations for the administration of a new payment for trustees serving in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases under the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020. The comment period runs from Aug. 30, 2021 to Sept. 17, 2021.
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Comments Invited on Regulations for Bankruptcy Trustee Payments

Judiciary Informs Congress of Its Opposition to Bill

Judiciary Informs Congress of Its Opposition to Bill

The Judiciary has informed Congress that it opposes the proposed Judiciary Accountability Act. In a letter to key lawmakers today, Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf, secretary of the Judicial Conference of the United States, wrote that the bill “fails to recognize the robust safeguards that have been in place within the Judiciary to protect Judiciary employees, including law clerks, from wrongful conduct in the workplace, including protections against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and abusive conduct.”
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Judiciary Informs Congress of Its Opposition to Bill