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USAGov’s Five Lessons Learned to Combat Scams in 2021

USAGov’s Five Lessons Learned to Combat Scams in 2021

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans have reported over 226K scams and lost over $386M in frauds linked to COVID-19. Due to the rise in fraud, federal experts across the government share official information on how to recognize, avoid and report many types of scams.
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USAGov’s Five Lessons Learned to Combat Scams in 2021

Judiciary Seeks New Judgeships, Reaffirms Need for Enhanced Security

Judiciary Seeks New Judgeships, Reaffirms Need for Enhanced Security

The Judicial Conference of the United States, the Judiciary’s policy-making body, today addressed two of its most pressing issues – a proposal to add 79 new judgeships for courts across the country and initiatives to improve both personal and courthouse security.
Source: Courts
Judiciary Seeks New Judgeships, Reaffirms Need for Enhanced Security

Judiciary Releases Annual Report and Judicial Business 2020

Judiciary Releases Annual Report and Judicial Business 2020

Along with the rest of America, the Judiciary confronted significant challenges in 2020, led by the need to meet its constitutional obligations amid a deadly global pandemic. Federal courts learned to keep operations going, despite restricted access to courth­ouses, with a quickly evolving reliance on technology and the resilience of a 30,000-strong workforce, according to the Annual Report of the Director Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO).
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Judiciary Releases Annual Report and Judicial Business 2020

Program on VMI Case Recalls Ginsburg’s Crusade for Gender Equality

Program on VMI Case Recalls Ginsburg’s Crusade for Gender Equality

A recent program honoring the 25th anniversary of a landmark case allowing women to enroll in the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) also celebrated a broader theme: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s decades-long effort to remove gender bias from state and federal laws.
Source: Courts
Program on VMI Case Recalls Ginsburg’s Crusade for Gender Equality

Smoke Tests Protect Courtroom Air From COVID-19

Smoke Tests Protect Courtroom Air From COVID-19

Even as vaccines begin to protect the public from the coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the Judiciary’s biggest priorities is ensuring that the air inside courtrooms and hallways remains safe as courts schedule more in-person legal proceedings.  

A new U.S. Courts video highlights a simple technique used to protect court users: a smoke test, which makes air currents inside buildings visible.

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Smoke Tests Protect Courtroom Air From COVID-19

Judiciary Seeks 2022 Funding, Cites Caseload Resurgence and Security Needs

Judiciary Seeks 2022 Funding, Cites Caseload Resurgence and Security Needs

Federal Judiciary officials have asked Congress for $8.12 billion to fund judicial branch operations for fiscal year 2022. The request includes funding to keep pace with inflationary and other budget adjustments, and to pay for program increases, including projected workload changes, courthouse security, cybersecurity, and new magistrate judges.
Source: Courts
Judiciary Seeks 2022 Funding, Cites Caseload Resurgence and Security Needs

As Pandemic Lingers, Courts Lean Into Virtual Technology

As Pandemic Lingers, Courts Lean Into Virtual Technology

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) has dragged on, a small number of courts have begun conducting virtual bench trials and even virtual civil jury trials in which jurors work from home. Here is a review of ways courts are using electronic communications to deliver justice during the pandemic.
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As Pandemic Lingers, Courts Lean Into Virtual Technology