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Latest News and Announcements


2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Posted: 01/01/2019
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 nine western states and two Pacific island jurisdictions.

Judiciary Operating During Shutdown - Posted: 12/23/2018
Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on December 22, 2018, the Judiciary remains open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through January 11, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.

Public Comment on Revision of the Local Bankruptcy Rules - Posted: 12/17/2018
The U.S. District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is soliciting comments on proposed revisions to its Local Bankruptcy Rules.

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure - Posted: 12/04/2018
Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 26, 2018. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the following took effect on December 1, 2018.

Resumption of Regular Business Hours After Super Typhoon Yutu - Posted: 11/28/2018
This is the seventh and final general order addressing the court’s operating hours in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu. The court will resume regular business hours on December 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 pm to 4:30 p.m.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions


1:14-cv-00021 Docket No. 131 - Posted: 12/21/2018
Gary Ramsey, v. Esther Muna, et al.
Order and Decision Granting Defendants' Motions to Dismiss

1:16-cv-00024 Docket No. 41 - Posted: 10/16/2018
Milan Fargo v. Department of Homeland Security
Decision and Order Dismissing Fargo's Mandamus Claims

1:13-mc-00061 Docket No. 55 - Posted: 09/04/2018
DISCIPLINARY CASE: FOR PUBLICATION
In Re: Stephen C. Woodruff
Decision and Order

1:16-cv-00022 Docket No. 98 - Posted: 08/31/2018
Tinian Women Association, Guardians of Gani, Paganwatch, and Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of the Navy, Richard Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, United States Department of Defense, and James Mattis, Secretary of Defense
Amended Decision and Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

1:17-cv-00012 Docket No. 31 - Posted: 08/30/2018
Star Marianas Air, Inc., v. Commonwealth Ports Authority, and Does I-V
Decision and Order Granting Defendant CPA's Motion to Dismiss and Dismissing Complaint without Prejudice

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