The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Robert D. Mariani for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and Cathy Bissoon and Mark R. Hornack, for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Their nominations now go to the full Senate for confirmation.
Senior District Judge Malcolm Muir of the Middle District has died Friday at the age of 96.
The Criminal Justice Section Student Research Center is open to help you in your court appointed and CJA cases. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The SRC, located in Room 303 of the Criminal Justice Center (The Jack Meyer’s lawyer’s lounge), offers free case law research for court appointed and CJA counsel. The research is provided by law students from local area law schools. Attorneys wishing to request research assistance on a court appointed case can do so either by visiting the lawyer’s lounge directly and meeting with a law student in person or they may submit a research request online at http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/CJResearch?appNum=1. To make sure a law student will be available for your project, first contact the lounge at 3-7538 or 3-7539 (CJC internal only) or firstname.lastname@example.org to check student availability.