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News & Announcements: 09/2016

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, 2016-09-29

On July 14, 2016, in recognition of Senior District Judge Sarah Evans Barker’s more than 32 years of devoted service to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the wider community, Chief Judge Richard L. Young announced on behalf of the court that Courtroom 216 at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse has been named in Judge Barker’s honor. A ceremony is being held at 4:00 pm on September 29, 2016, in the courtroom to celebrate this occasion. See the press release below for more information.
 SEB Courtroom Ceremony
 SEB Resolution

Wed, 2016-09-28

The clerk of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Tuesday proposed new and amended circuit rules dealing with maximum word counts for briefs.  Click here for full article on The Indiana Lawyer.

Tue, 2016-09-20

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Baker, at Indianapolis, Indiana, is due to expire on September 30, 2017.  Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whehter the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended for reappointment.  Comments must be received on or before October 21, 2016.   Please see the attached Public Notice for more information.
  Public Notice for Reappointment of an Incumbent Magistrate Judge