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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 03/29/2018

The Court approved new Local Criminal Rule 16.2, Limitations Concerning Criminal Discovery, which will be effective April 16, 2018. Please go the Court's Local Rules and Orders page for further information....

Tue, 03/20/2018

Effective April 1, 2018, changes to the Local Civil Rules of Procedure were approved by the Court. Please go the Court's Local Rules and Orders page for further information.

Wed, 02/21/2018

Please click this link to review the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Administrative Support Clerk.  Priorities given to application recieved by March 9, 2018...

Tue, 01/30/2018

Judge James A. Beaty, Jr. will retire from the court on January 31, 2018, after having been a United States District Judge since November 1, 1994, serving as chief judge of the court from 2006-2012, and as a Senior Judge since June 30, 2014. He...

Wed, 01/03/2018

Please review the page about Jury Duty E-Mail Scam to see information about this recent scam.

Thu, 12/21/2017

Local Rule 5.4 prescribes how parties should move for court permission to file documents under seal and when documents can be filed under sealed without a motion or order.  The following interactive videos...

Tue, 12/05/2017

Changes to the Local Civil Rules governing mediation and Local Criminal Rules regarding discovery materials have been proposed. Comments are due by January 10, 2018.  Click here for further...

Tue, 10/03/2017

Effective October 13, 2017, the 9,000 and 4,500 word counts used in Local Civil Rules 7.3(d), 40.1(c), 56.1(c) and 72.4 will be changed to 6,250 and 3,125. Please refer to the Court's Local Rules and Orders page...

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