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Roberts Praises Federal Judges In Year-End Review

during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States.

January 3, 2017

Avoiding any political sentiments, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in his year-end report lavished praise on the nation’s 637 district court judges, who he said “make a difference every day, and leave a lasting legacy, by making our society more fair and just.” Roberts also noted year-to-year differences in filings brought to the federal judiciary. One notable change in 2016 was the number of cases in which the United States was a defendant, which increased by 55 percent. Bankruptcy petitions, meanwhile, fell to their lowest number since 2007.

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