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  1. Multiple federal courthouses in Florida and Georgia are closed due to the effects of Hurricane Michael. 
  2. A new federal courthouse has been formally unveiled in Mobile, Alabama, featuring improved safety and access for the public and improvements in information technology.
  3. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has named eight new chairs of Judicial Conference committees. Unless otherwise noted, the appointments took effect on Oct. 1, 2018.
  4. The Judicial Conference’s committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2018 at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, D.C.
  5. Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is the recipient of the 2018 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award. 
  6. Judges engaged the public in real-life civics lessons at Constitution Day celebrations on college campuses, at readings of the founding document on courthouse steps, during naturalization ceremonies at presidential homes, and in recitations of the preamble.
  7. The Judicial Conference today approved changes to the Judiciary's Model Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan to cover interns and externs and to extend the time for initiating EDR complaints from 30 to 180 days. The Conference’s Judicial Resources Committee will consider further changes to the model plan at its next meeting. The Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts also reported on the recruitment of a Judicial Integrity Officer in the Administrative Office and the expansion of judicial, staff, and law clerk orientations and education dealing with workplace harassment.
  8. Federal courthouses in New Bern and Wilmington, North Carolina, remain closed due to Hurricane Florence. 
  9. A cross section of high school journalists shared their reflections on the aspirations expressed in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, putting into a modern context such phrases as “We the People …”  and  “a more perfect Union….” 
  10. Four new Supreme Court Fellows are set to begin their 2018-2019 fellowships in September.
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