The Associated Press has reported that Judge Barry has decided to go on inactive status.  According to Chief Judge Smith, Judge Barry will be giving up her chambers and staff.

Inactive judges do not hear appeals but can still serve on court committees.  They also have the ability to return to active status at a later date.

Last Friday, the Third Circuit announced that it will begin to post on its website, www.ca3,uscourts.gov, “videos of oral arguments in select cases,” more specifically, those that are “deemed to be of significant interest to the public, the bar, or the academic community.”  The Third Circuit thus becomes the second Court of Appeals to make oral argument videos available to the public.  The Supreme Court of New Jersey has

This morning, the Appellate Division issued a Notice to the Bar, available here, to remind practitioners and appellants that, effective on January 1, 2017, appeals to the Appellate Division on pretrial detention matters must be filed electronically.  The notice also observes that four other categories of appeals are already subject to mandatory electronic filing.  Those appeal types are criminal appeals, Children in  Court appeals, Sexually Violent Predator appeals, and Civil Commitment appeals.

The notice co