News and Announcements

 

Holiday Court Closure - Posted: 02/05/2020
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed for regular business on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Information Technology Security Officer Vacancy Announcement - Posted: 02/03/2020
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is seeking applicants for the position of "Information Technology Security Officer."

Biennial Renewal Fee Due - Posted: 01/03/2020
REMINDER: The Biennial Renewal Fee is due Saturday, 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.

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure - Posted: 12/04/2019
Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure, the Rules of Evidence, the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings for the United States District Courts adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 25, 2019. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the following took effect on December 1, 2019.

Court Closure for Tropical Storm Bualoi - Posted: 10/20/2019
Due to the approach of Tropical Storm Bualoi the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed on Monday, October 21, 2019 and will reopen at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Court Closure due to Super Typhoon Hagibis - Posted: 10/08/2019
This is the second general order addressing the court’s closure due to Super Typhoon Hagibis. Since General Order 19-00006 was issued, Tropical Storm Hagibis developed into a Super Typhoon on October 7, 2019. The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will remain closed all day on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 and will reopen at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.


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