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Judiciary Operations Continue After Funding Extension Is Enacted - Posted: 01/30/2019
A new continuing resolution that was signed into law last Friday will fund the Judiciary’s fiscal year 2019 operations through February 15, 2019

Judiciary Has Funds to Operate Through Jan. 31 - Posted: 01/23/2019
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) now estimates that federal courts can sustain funded operations through January 31, 2019. The Judiciary continues to explore ways to conserve funds so it can sustain paid operations through February 1. No further extensions beyond February 1 will be possible. The Judiciary previously had revised its estimate for exhausting available funds from January 18 to January 25.

Public Notice / Press Release Re: Government Shutdown - Posted: 01/18/2019
The United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands wishes to reassure the public that it is open for business to perform its constitutional functions and will remain open throughout the partial shutdown of federal operations.

Judiciary to Continue Funded Operations Until Jan. 25 - Posted: 01/18/2019
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began December 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) now estimates that federal courts can sustain funded operations through January 25, 2019.

Judiciary Operating on Limited Funds During Shutdown - Posted: 01/08/2019
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began December 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has revised its original estimate and now is working toward the goal of sustaining paid operations through January 18, 2019.

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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