Judge Richard Kopf, a U.S. District Court judge in the District of Nebraska, maintains a blog at http://herculesandtheumpire.com/, which discusses a number of topics, including some very interesting ones that give us a peek inside how courts operate internally – at least from this judge’s point of view. A few links are below:
• Governance of an Article III District Court: http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/07/21/a-peek-behind-the-curtain-the-governance-of-an-article-iii-district-court/
• Ideology in District Court Sentencing: http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/04/11/does-ideology-matter-when-district-judges-sentence/
• Why Judges Take Senior Status: http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/05/12/did-politics-make-a-difference-in-my-decision-to-take-senior-status/
• Explanation of Bankruptcy Appellate Panels: http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/04/30/thank-god-for-the-bap/
• Pro Se Dockets: http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/04/29/the-enormous-but-hidden-challenge-of-the-pro-se-docket/
Please bear in mind that many of his posts represent his own opinion, but those listed above have some interesting information that you may find helpful in exploring our federal court system.