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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is to serve the community by ensuring equal access to justice for all by providing an impartial forum to resolve disputes in a fair, effective and timely manner pursuant to the rule of law.

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Regular Business Hours. On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Court resumed regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays. The intake counter at the Clerk’s Office closes during the lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. each business day. The Courthouse in Gualo Rai is open, but mask use and social distancing in common spaces is still required as set forth in General Order No. 22-00002. The public may attend open court proceedings subject to social distancing requirements of six feet of separation between individuals not residing in the same household.

While public seating during open court proceedings remains limited due to the COVID-19 precautions, public access to court proceedings will remain available in accordance with the procedures set forth in General Order No. 22-00002.

Court Closure - Posted: 05/18/2022
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed for business on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.

2022 Law Day Photo Contest - Posted: 05/01/2022
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is having a photo contest and offers middle and high school students a chance to win cash prizes.

2022 Civics Contest Deadline Extended - Posted: 03/16/2022
SAN FRANCISCO – The 2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video competition for high school students sponsored by the federal courts of the western United States has been extended.

Chief Judge Ramona Manglona: A Trailblazer for Women in the Law - Posted: 03/14/2022
In celebration of Women’s History Month, a new video profile explores Manglona’s perseverance in pursuing a career in law. She reflects on the challenges her parents faced raising 12 children on Saipan, and credits them with instilling in her a strong work ethic.

2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Posted: 01/05/2022
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.

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1:18-cv-00030 Docket No. 522 - Posted: 04/14/2022
Tianming Wang, et al., v. Gold Mantis Construction Decoration (CNMI), LLC, MCC International Saipan Ltd, Co., and Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Awarding Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fees Against Defendant IPI

1:22-cr-00001 Docket No. 39 - Posted: 04/12/2022
United States of America v. Shuo Qiu Aka "Ike"
Decision and Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Modify Bail and to Set Conditions for Pretrial Release

1:19-cv-00020 Docket No. 15 - Posted: 03/30/2022
Joshua Gray v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Conditionally Granting Defendant's Motion to Vacate Entry of Default

1:19-cv-00008 Docket No. 146 - Posted: 03/30/2022
Joshua Gray v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Conditionally Granting Defendant's Motion to Vacate Entry of Default

1:20-cr-00007-2 Docket No. 226 - Posted: 03/28/2022
United States of America v. Halim Khan
Memorandum Decision Denying Defendant's Oral Motion to Continue Jury Trial

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