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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, 2015-12-17

The Court has considered the proposed amendments and the comments received, and effective January 1, 2016, the Local Rules will be amended.  Please see the attached Notice for details.   
  Notice of Amendments to Local Rules

Wed, 2015-12-16

Effective January 4, 2016, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will implement important new changes in the delivery of e-mailed Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs).  Please see the attached Notice for the details.
 
  Notice of Change to Delivery of E-Mailed Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs)
 

Fri, 2015-12-11

Effective January 1, 2016, the attorney admission fees to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will increase.  Please see the attached Notice for the details.

  Notice of Increase to Attorney Admission Fees

Tue, 2015-12-01

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch is due to expire on October 23, 2016.  Members of the bar and public are invited to submit comments whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended for reappointment.  Please see the full public notice attached below for more details.
      Public Notice for Reappointment of an Incumbent Magistrate Judge

Wed, 2015-11-25

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ordered that amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m), effective December 1, 2015, shall apply only to cases in this Court that commence on or after December 1, 2015.  Please click on the attached Order for more details.

 General Order Re: Application of Amendments Effective on December 1, 2015, to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m)

Wed, 2015-11-18

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued a media advisory in the case of United States v. Jared Fogle (1:15-cr-159-TWP-MJD). Media intending to cover the November 19 change of plea and sentencing hearing in this case should read the advisory for important information on parking and media zones.

 Media Advisory U.S. v. Fogle

Mon, 2015-11-16

District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt today issued a Decorum Order in case no. 1:15-cr-159, United States v. Jared Fogle. This Order outlines the procedures to be followed before, during, and after the change of plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 9:00 am at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse. Please see the attached order for further information. 

 Decorum Order

Fri, 2015-11-13

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 December 13, 2015, the revision of certain Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  The proposed revisions are linked below.

  Proposed Amendments to Local Rules

Wed, 2015-11-04

All commentary regarding case number 1:15-cr-159, USA v. Jared Fogle, must be submitted in writing to:

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
c/o Courtroom Deputy Clerk
U.S. District Court
Room 105
46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana.

Judge Pratt is reviewing all letters received in this matter.

Wed, 2015-11-04

All commentary regarding case number 1:15-cr-159, USA v. Jared Fogle, must be submitted in writing to:
 
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
c/o Courtroom Deputy Clerk
U.S. District Court
Room 105
46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Judge Pratt is reviewing all letters received in this matter.
 
It is not practical to receive, read, listen to, or respond to comments sent to the court in any other manner, including e-mails or phone calls to the judge, the judge's chambers, or to her staff.

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