Court Administration

98 ABA Journal Court Administration articles.

Transformation of judiciary is Trump’s ‘most consequential accomplishment,’ says nonprofit founder
President Donald Trump has appointed 54 of the nation’s federal appellate judges during his four years in office, just one judge short of the number appointed by President Barack Obama in his two terms.
Lawyer shocked with stun gun at courthouse cites racial bias, says he will appeal conviction
A California lawyer who wore casual clothes when he stopped by the courthouse on his day off has said he could have acted differently when confronted by deputies, but he did not commit a crime.
Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats
Courts across the country are discussing security after a news report said pro-Trump groups were considering storming courthouses.
Arizona will implement Thomson Reuters’ digital evidence platform statewide
Arizona’s court system will begin utilizing Thomson Reuters’ cloud-based court exhibit and evidence sharing platform to assist with the handling of digital evidence across the state, it was announced Wednesday.
Federal court documents and DOJ emails compromised in cybersecurity breach
The federal courts and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced that they were apparently affected by a hack of widely used network management software known as SolarWinds.
Some liberals suggest Justice Breyer should retire after Democratic Senate wins in Georgia
Justice Stephen G. Breyer hasn’t indicated when he plans to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, but some liberals say the timing should be sooner rather than later.
Judges are stressed by their decisions, and 20% have at least one depressive symptom, survey finds
One in five judges who responded to a survey on job stress met at least one criteria for depressive disorder, according to survey results released late last month.
Chemerinsky: Predicting the Supreme Court in 2021 may be dangerous and futile

At the end of 2019, law dean Erwin Chemerinsky attempted to look ahead to what to expect in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2020. He’s sure 2021 will be no different in its unpredictability. Here are some things to look for at the high court in the year ahead.

Second half of SCOTUS term may bring the temperature down compared to its feverish first

The U.S. Supreme Court justices may soon be able to settle in for some relative peace and quiet in the second half of their term. Decisions in several high-profile merits cases are being drafted and circulated.

Afternoon Briefs: Dentons merges with another firm; dad can’t be banned from procreating, court rules

Dentons will combine with Alabama law firm

Dentons has announced that it will combine with Sirote & Permutt, an Alabama law firm with 86 lawyers and offices in five locations.…

Judge nixes courtroom portraits mostly portraying white judges before Black defendant’s trial
A judge in Fairfax, Virginia, has agreed to a Black defendant’s request to remove courtroom portraits that mostly portray white judges before his trial Jan. 4.
Top 5 Your Voice columns of 2020

From what law students can learn from the musical Hamilton to tips on marketing your practice during the pandemic, the ABA Journal’s Your Voice section hosted a number of fascinating columns in 2020.

State supreme court calls prosecutor’s courthouse campaigning an ‘exploitation of the judicial system’
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a man's murder conviction Thursday after finding that the prosecutor improperly campaigned in the courthouse during the trial.
Pardon me? A look at the broad, yet somewhat-murky clemency powers of a president

Presidents have long used the pardon power in ways that have resulted in outrage and controversy. One of the broadest, yet least-understood clauses in the U.S. Constitution, the pardon power has been the subject of renewed focus and attention, thanks to the parlor game of what President Donald Trump can or cannot do with regards to granting clemency.

Afternoon Briefs: 10 states file antitrust suit against Google; SCOTUS sides with churches

Antitrust suit targets Google as ad middleman

Texas and nine other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google that contends that the search engine company suppressed competition in…

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