Federal Judiciary-Administrative Matters


Support the federal judiciary consistent with and in implementation of resolutions previously adopted by the Federal Bar Association, including administrative matters that permit the courts to fulfill their constitutional and statutory responsibilities.
Opposition to H.R. 2655, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Patrick Leahy, and the Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Charles Grassley, FBA Executive Director Karen Silberman, and West Allen, the FBA's Government Relations Committee Chair, express the FBA's opposition to H.R. 2655, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013, legislation that would "unnecessarily eliminate judicial discretion in the adjudication of litigation by prematurely mandating the imposition of sanctions and preventing a party from withdrawing challenged pleadings on a voluntary basis within a reasonable time.".
(December 11, 2013)

Opposition to H.R. 5219, Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2006
In a letter to the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives FBA President William N. LAForge expresses the FBA's opposition to H.R. 5219, the Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2006, legislation that would establish an office of inspector general for the federal judiciary. The FBA urges the leadership to refrain from bringing the measure to the House floor for approval during the remainder of the 109th Congress.
(October 25, 2006)

Opposition to the Split of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee leadership, FBA President William N. LaForge expresses the FBA's opposition to legislation (S. 1854) to split the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
(September 18, 2006)

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