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News & Announcements: 10/2018

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 2018-10-18

On November 28, 2017, Chief U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson and U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler warned the public of a nationwide scam in which callers pose as U.S. Marshals or other government officials and claim that the victim is about to be arrested for not appearing for jury duty, but can avoid arrest by paying a fine. The Southern District of Indiana has recently received an increased number of phone calls from victims regarding these scams and deems it of the utmost importance to reissue this Press Release to promote awareness and prevent more people from falling prey to such scams.  Please click on the link below for the full Press Release.

 Jury Scam Press Release

Tue, 2018-10-16

The Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Indiana has recommended, and the District Court has authorized release for a period of public comment through November 16, 2018, the revision of certain Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  The proposed revisions are attached below.

  Public Notice for Proposed Amendments to Local Rules

Tue, 2018-10-16

The Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Indiana has recommended, and the District Court has authorized release for a period of public comment through November 16, 2018, the amendment of all Local Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The amendments, if adopted, will be effective December 1, 2018.  The proposed revisions are attached below.

  Public Notice for Proposed Amendments of all Local Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement

Fri, 2018-10-12

The Seventh Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction Committee submits proposed revised criminal pattern jury instructions for public comment.  Comments will be accepted through November 20, 2018.  Please see the Pattern Jury Instructions page for more information.