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This report summarizes the results of a Center survey of district court judges to assess the frequency with which jurors used social media to communicate during trials and deliberations in the past two years, and to identify strategies for curbing this behavior. The survey was conducted at the request of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management. The survey also assessed the frequency with which attorneys use social media to conduct research on potential jurors during voir dire. The survey is a follow-up to one conducted in 2011 on jurors’ use of social media; attorneys’ use of social media was not addressed in the original survey.
Brown v. Rokita (Richard L. Young, S.D. Ind. 1:08-cv-1484)
On the day before the 2008 general election, a voter filed a class action challenging the nullification of her voter registration because she had not used the latest version of the voter registration form. At a temporary restraining order hearing that day, the parties announced an agreement that would permit voters who submitted old registration forms to cast provisional ballots that would be counted if the registration applications included all necessary information.
Topics: Registration procedures; provisional ballots.
One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.
An evaluation of the Judicial Conference's 1991-1993 pilot program allowing electronic media coverage of federal civil proceedings in six district and two appellate courts. The report, which was originally presented to the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, provides information concerning applications for coverage and proceedings actually covered, as well as a content analysis of news broadcasts incorporating such coverage. It summarizes results from surveys of judges and attorneys in the pilot courts; interviews with judges, court staff administrators, and media representatives; and state studies of the effects of electronic media presence on witnesses and jurors.
The 1993 Periodic Assessment of civil justice reform efforts in the Southern District of Indiana
Abel J. Mattos updates Mark D. Shapiro on the progress and recommendations of each Circuit Review Committee regarding Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan
A table highlighting the different features of the Early Implementation District plans
The District Plan and Civil Justice Advisory Group Report for the Southern District of Indiana
Note: Plan no longer active (Plan was “sunsetted” by P.L. 105-53 (sunsetting 28 U.S.C. §§ 472-478) and P.L. 106-518 (sunsetting 28 U.S.C. § 471))
The Administrative Office's Duane R. Lee provides District of New Jersey Chief Judge John F. Gerry with an updated list of the CJRA Early Implementation Districts.
A fax to the Administrative Office providing a membership roster for the Civil Justice Advisory Group for the Southern District of Indiana
Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana offers her comments on the Prepared Statement to be delivered by Robert F. Peckham on September 6, 1990