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News & Announcements: 03/2024

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Fri, 2024-03-22

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (March 22, 2024): On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur, and the path of totality will cross the Southern District of Indiana that afternoon. Therefore, by order of Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, including the Bankruptcy Court and Probation Office for the Southern District of Indiana, will close at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in Indianapolis, New Albany, and Terre Haute, and at 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time in Evansville, for the remainder of the day.

The courthouse buildings in all four divisions of the Southern District of Indiana will remain open and accessible to the public on that date, and the Clerk's Office will remain accessible for purposes of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6 for the limited purposes of drop box filing, email filing, and CM/ECF electronic filing.

Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.