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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is to serve the community by ensuring equal access to justice for all by providing an impartial forum to resolve disputes in a fair, effective and timely manner pursuant to the rule of law.

Latest News and Announcements

Biennial Renewal Fee Due - Posted: 01/03/2020
REMINDER: The Biennial Renewal Fee is due Thursday, February 15, 2020

Holiday Court Closure - Posted: 12/20/2019
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed for regular business on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

NMI Girl Scouts Earn First Justice Patch - Posted: 12/12/2019
The United States District Court Chief Judge Ramona Manglona, Magistrate Judge Heather Kennedy and CNMI Superior Court Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio hosted the first CNMI Justice Patch Program for the NMI Girl Scouts last October in observance of Red Ribbon Week as well as to instill a greater understanding of the legal system for the aspiring young Scouts.

2020 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Posted: 12/06/2019
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. The contest is open to high school students in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, the United States Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

PACER Fee Waiver Doubled - Posted: 12/04/2019
The Judicial Conference doubled the quarterly fee waiver for users of the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system (PACER) from $15 to $30. This will result in more than 75 percent of the system’s users paying no fee in a given quarter.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions

1:19-cr-00016 Docket No. 36 - Posted: 01/24/2020
United States of America v. Xinzhou Ren
Decision and Order Denying Defendant's Third Motion in Limine

1:19-cv-00005 Docket No. 28 - Posted: 12/03/2019
Double A Corporation v. Anthony Babauta and Claudio K. Norita
Decision and Order Denying Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment

1:19-cv-00014 Docket No. 37 - Posted: 08/06/2019
Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC, v. Commonwealth Casino Commission; Grand Marianas (CNMI), LLC, and Imperial Pacific Properties, LLC, v. Commonwealth Casino Commission
Decision and Order Denying Petition for Preliminary Injunction

1:19-cv-00004 Docket No. 6 - Posted: 07/16/2019
Milan Fargo v. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Screening Decision and Order Dismissing First Amended Complaint, in Part, and Granting Leave to File Second Amended Complaint on Claim for Judicial Review of Final Agency Action

1:18-cv-00003 Docket No. 55 - Posted: 07/15/2019
Reynaldo Atrero Manila v. Robert Guerrero, Jose K. Pangelinan, and Georgia M. Cabrera, in their personal capacities
Decision and Order Denying Motion to Dismiss Third Amended Complaint

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