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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


1:15-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

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

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