October 12

With the Federal Government shut down, U.S. courts had resources to continue until October 15 using “fee income and no-year appropriated funds.” The Supreme Court has now announced that it will continue operations until October 18 (Friday), and then let us know whether it will still be working next week. All U.S. Courts will remain.

October 7

As much as I look forward to February for baseball’s Spring Training, and the first drop of a pre-season puck in September, it is the first Monday in October – the start of a new Supreme Court term – that is my professional New Year’s Day. The Supreme Court reconvenes today with oral arguments in.

September 19

Once upon a time, the BOP published the capacities of its prisons in the (once annual) “State of the Bureau.”  But the last time that happened was in 2000, with “State of the Bureau:  1999.” Last week, I received an updated capacities list that is current as of August 27, 2013, and includes newish facilities.

September 3

Welcome to the new website. The E-Office was long overdue for remodeling. So, with the help of IT whiz Sean-Paul McKee, here it is. This site is more interactive than the old E-Office, and hopefully more user-friendly. There is also a new blog, so from time to time I can post news and events about.