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News & Announcements
Local Rule Amendments and Proposed Local Rule Amendments
September 12, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the Court's Local Rules and is issuing a new Local Rule for public comment. Local Rule 7.2, Procedures in Social Security Cases is amended, effective September 12, 2014. New LR 12.1, Criminal Discovery and Pretrial Motions, will be effective on October 13, 2014. In addition, the Court is issuing for public comment proposed new LR 49.1, Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases. Public comments on proposed new LR 49.1 are due on October 13, 2014. Click on the links to read the public notice about the amendments and proposed amendments, amended LR 7.2, new LR 12.1, and the proposed amendments.
Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Published for Public Comment
August 20, 2014
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and are seeking public comment. The public comment period closes on February 17, 2015. The proposed amendments and other information are posted on the judiciary's website.
New Juror Scam Seeks Personal Data
July 31, 2014
A new juror scam email seeking personal information (social security number, date of birth, driver's license numbers, etc.), which could aid in identity theft has been reported in several federal courts. Please see the "Public Alert" on the United States Courts website.
PROPOSED LOCAL RULE AMENDMENTS
July 18, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public comment proposed amendments to the Court's Local Rules. The proposed amendments affect Local Rule 7.2 and a new proposed Local Rule 12.1, Criminal Discovery and Pretrial Motions. Please click on the links to read the public notice for a brief summary of the proposed amendments and the proposed amendments in redline and final form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by August 18, 2014.
Notice of Part-Time U.S. Magistrate Judge Vacancy
July 10, 2014
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of one part-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
The salary of the part-time position is $13,439 per year and the position will be located in Bemidji. The term of office for a part-time magistrate judge is four years; incumbents may be reappointed to successive terms.
Hildy Bowbeer appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge
June 23, 2014
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis is pleased to announce the appointment of Hildy Bowbeer to the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. Bowbeer took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on June 23, 2014. Please click on the link to read the press release.