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This episode of Off Paper is a conversation with Doug Burris about innovation and leadership in the criminal justice system. Mr. Burris has served for 17 years as the Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri.
Gray v. St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners (Audrey G. Fleissig, E.D. Mo. 4:16-cv-1548)
Near the beginning of absentee voting, two blind voters filed a federal complaint seeking accommodation for blind voters by talking voting machines in light of a recent state court decision tightening absentee voting procedures. On the day that the complaint was filed, the defendant election board answered, and the judge granted the plaintiffs immediate relief. The parties stipulated to a dismissal of the action before election day.
Subject: Absentee and early voting. Topics: Voting technology; absentee ballots; early voting.
One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.
Should digital audio recording technology be an approved method for taking the offical record of federal courts proceedings? This report, prepared at the request of the Court Administration and Case Management Committee of the Judicial Conference, summarizes findings from a study of digital audio recording technology as it was used to take the record of court proceedings in six district and six bankruptcy courts. The study was designed to do four things: (1) provide an assessment of the technology by those who use it in court; (2) provide an assessment of the technology by transcriptionists; (3) compare costs, functionality, and benefits of digital and analog recording systems; and (4) collect information to assist the Administrative Office in preparing technical specifications to guide future purchases of equipment.
The 1996 Periodic Assessment for the Eastern District of Missouri
Abel J. Mattos transmits the remaining Administrative Office and Federal Judicial Center staff reviews of district plans and reports to the Judicial Conference Subcommittee on Case Management
Federal Judicial Center review and evaluation of the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the Eastern District of Missouri
Local court order exempting civil cases filed in the Eastern District of Missouri from Federal Rule of Civil Procedure-26(a) (1)