You Really Should Read The Minnesota Lawyer

The headline reads:  On New Year’s Eve don’t forget the chief justice’s report

Barb Jones reports that, “There’s so much excitement on New Year’s Eve—the champagne corks hitting the ceiling and the champagne flowing all over the carpet; the agonizing wait to see if the ball drops at Times Square; and the year-end report from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The National Law Journal points out that many of the chief’s perennial wish-list items have been fulfilled—increased funding, increased judicial salaries, and the confirmation of a bunch of judges in December.

Roberts is a wordsmith and may hit one out of the park. Or he could emulate his 2009 report which, not including court workload data, was one paragraph long.

Will the chief justice address the change at the Senate Judiciary Committee? The Journal reports in the same article that among federal judges there is a “sense of foreboding about what will happen when Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa takes over the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee from Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, in the new Congress.”

We’ll bring you the report as soon as possible on December 31.”

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