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Latest News and Announcements


Court Closure on Commonwealth Covenant Day - Posted: 11/21/2016
The U.S. District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule - Posted: 10/28/2016
Changes to the Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule effective Thursday, December 1, 2016.

District Miscellaneous Fee Schedule - Posted: 10/28/2016
Changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule effective Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge - Posted: 10/08/2016
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Heather L. Kennedy, at the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, is due to expire on June 10, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new four-year term.

Court Closure for Staff Development and Training - Posted: 09/27/2016
The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed for business on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for staff development and training.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions


1:16-cv-00020 Docket No. 39 - Posted: 11/08/2016
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 Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

1:16-cv-00018 Docket No. 22 - Posted: 10/31/2016
Amalia Abo Guanlao v. Gerald Zedde, in his Official Capacity as Supervisory DDO, Saipan, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Department of Homeland Security, et al.
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Respondents' Motion to Dismiss Amended Petition

1:14-cv-00026 Docket No. 109 - Posted: 09/28/2016
Paul Murphy v. Robert Guerrero, in his Official Capacity as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Larrisa Larson, in her Official Capacity as Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Cross-motions for Summary Judgement

1:14-cv-00020 Docket No. 81 - Posted: 09/20/2016
David J. Radich and Li-rong Radich, v. Robert Guerrero, in his Official Capacity as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Larissa Larson, in her Official Capacity as Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiffs’ Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses

1:15-cv-00019 Docket No. 15 - Posted: 07/25/2016
Yu Min Zhao v. United States of America
Decision and Order Granting Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss

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