October 17, 2014

News & Announcements

News and Announcements

Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements

87 federal judges write Congress on 'devastating' sequester cuts

Judicial Salary Case Update: Beer v. United States, The Washington Post

President Obama Nominates Two for Federal Appeals Court, The New York Times

As Barriers to Lawyers Persist, Immigrant Advocates Ponder Solutions, The New York Times

New York Times editorial in response to Former Speaker Gingrich’s remarks on the judiciary

Gingrich Off Base on Judiciary

USA Today article on the perils associated with slashing judicial budgets

Editorial from The Atlantic in response to former Speaker Gingrich’s remarks on the judiciary

New York Times article outlining recent campaign attacks on judicial independence

Editorial from The Atlantic in response to candidate attacks on the judiciary

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Speaks at SCFJI “Public Understanding of the Courts in the Age of New Media” Symposium

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the keynote speaker at the “Public Understanding of the Courts in the Age of New Media” Symposium hosted by the Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements (“SCFJI”) on February 18 in Phoenix, Ari¬zona, at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (the “Cronkite School”). ABA President-Elect William Robinson pro¬vided opening remarks.
The Symposium offered panel discussions of, among other issues, ways to improve media coverage of the courts and the effect of new media on the courts. In addition to SCFJI, hosts included the Cronkite School, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Rehnquist Center, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, and The National Ju¬dicial College. This well-received program was covered by C-SPAN.