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2017 Civics Contest Winners - Posted: 06/16/2017
SAN FRANCISCO – Young people from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Washington have been selected the winners of the 2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an educational outreach effort sponsored by the federal courts.

2017 Civics Contest Finalists - Posted: 05/26/2017
SAN FRANCISCO – Preliminary judging has been completed in the 2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest for high school students in the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. All told, over 1,000 young people entered the contest, which offers cash prizes and a chance to meet some of the nation's preeminent jurists and legal practitioners.

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.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions


1:14-cv-00028 Docket No. 41 - Posted: 05/23/2017
Hong Kong Enertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd. and Kwan Man v. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, et al.
Decision and Order Granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

1:16-cv-00004 Docket No. 17 - Posted: 04/20/2017
Vincent Dlg. Torres v. E-land World, Ltd., Suwaso Corporation, Micronesian Resort, Inc., Roh, Jong-Ho, Seong Min Kang, Il Kyu Kim, Tae Ho Kim, Steve Hwang, Dennis Seo, and Does 1–3
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiff's Motion to Remand, and Denying Defendants' Motion to Compel Arbitration, Motion to Dismiss or to Stay the Second to Fifth Causes of Action

1:11-cv-00022 Docket No. 137 - Posted: 04/06/2017
Derron Gerard Flores, as Administrator of the Estate of Donald G. Flores v. Mufg Union Bank N.A.
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant Union Bank’s Motions for Partial Summary Judgment

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

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