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Public Comment on Revision of the Civil Local Rules - Posted: 02/08/2017
The U.S. District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is soliciting comments on proposed revisions to its Civil Local Rules.

2017 Civics Contest - Posted: 01/19/2017
NORTHERN MARIANAS FEDERAL COURT COSPONSORS HIGH SCHOOL CIVICS CONTEST. A civics contest organized by the federal courts of the western United States offers high school students a chance to win cash prizes while learning more about constitutional conflicts that arose during one of the most momentous periods in our nation's history.

2017 District Conference - Posted: 01/06/2017
The 2017 District Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Public Comment on Proposed Circut Rule Amendments - Posted: 12/20/2016
The Ninth Circuit is soliciting public comment on proposed circuit rule amendments relating to filing deadlines.

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure - Posted: 12/05/2016
The Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 28, 2016. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, amendments to the rules became effective Thursday, December 1, 2016.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions

1:16-cv-00020 Docket No. 45 - Posted: 03/13/2017
Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Ismael Cuenco, Eric Tmase, Ruel Apura, Peter Deppas, Marvin Marchadesch, Carlito Marquez, Rosito R. Palad, Gilbert S. Gatmaitan, Joel B. Dupra, Angelito V. Abitong, Lourd A. San Antonio, Samuel C. Apostol, Jr., Jasper Monreal v. Jeh Charles Johnson, in his official capacity as United States Secretary of Homeland Security; Sarah R. Saldana, in her official capacity as Director of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Leon Rodriguez, in his official capacity as Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Decision and Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

1:13-mc-00004 Docket No. 104 - Posted: 03/09/2017
In Re: Stephen C. Woodruff
Order Imposing Reciprocal Discipline of Disbarment

1:16-cv-00027 Docket No. 119 - Posted: 02/13/2017
Takahisa Yamamoto, Plaintiff; Michael Brochon, et al., Plaintiffs in Intervention; Long Consulting, LLC, Plaintiff in Intervention; and Norton Lilly International, Inc., Plaintiff in Intervention v. M/V Luta, O.N. 635750, in Rem Defendant; and Luta Mermaid, LLC, et al., in Personam Defendant
Memorandum Decision and Order Vacating Arrest of the Vessel M/V Luta, O.N. 635750

1:15-cr-00014-3 Docket No. 190 - Posted: 01/23/2017
United States of America v. Zhaopeng Chen
Memorandum Decision Denying Defendant Zhaopeng Chen's Motion for Judgment of Acquittal

1:16-cv-00017 Docket No. 22 - Posted: 12/05/2016
Kenneth Droze v. Ray Mabus, Secretary, Department of the Navy
Memorandum Decision and Order Granting Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss and Plaintiff’s Request for Transfer

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