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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.

Fri, 2020-03-20

The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson,Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, today issued a General Order that supersedes previous General Orders issued in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana.  Please see full Press Release below for further details.

  Press Release: General Order Re: COVID-19 - Court Proceedings, Courthouse Closures, Security Screening, and Probation
 

Fri, 2020-03-20

This General Order supersedes all previous General Orders issued in response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States of America, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana. The Court continues to consider guidance from a variety of sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as federal, state and local public health authorities.  Please see General Order linked below for further details.

  General Order Re: COVID-19 - Court Proceedings, Courthouse Closures, Security Screening, and Probation
 

Wed, 2020-03-18

The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, today issued a second General Order in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana.  Please see Press Release regarding facility closure details linked below.

  Press Release Re: Closure of Court Facilities to the Public Related to COVID-19

Wed, 2020-03-18

To the extent this Order differs from previous orders of the Court on this subject, this Order supersedes and replaces those orders.  On March 13, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a General Order concerning Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus. In that Order, the Court noted that current court operations present substantial health risks to the public and reduced certain Court operations as deemed appropriate at that time. The COVID-19 situation has continued to intensify and risks to the public, Court personnel, and the orderly administration of justice are increasing.  Effective March 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the Evansville Federal Courthouse is CLOSED to the Public.  See attached Order for more details.

  General Order Re: Closure of Evansville Courthouse to the Public Related to COVID-19

 

Wed, 2020-03-18

To the extent this Order differs from previous orders of the Court on this subject, this Order supersedes and replaces those orders.  On March 13, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a General Order concerning Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus. In that Order, the Court noted that current court operations present substantial health risks to the public and reduced certain Court operations as deemed appropriate at that time. The COVID-19 situation has continued to intensify and risks to the public, Court personnel, and the orderly administration of justice are increasing.  Effective March 18, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Probation Office, for the Southern District of Indiana, at certain locations, are CLOSED to the Public.  See attached Order for more details.

  General Order Re: Closure of Court Facilities to the Public Related to COVID-19

Fri, 2020-03-13
Fri, 2020-03-13

This General Order is being issued in response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States of America, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana. The Court has considered guidance from a variety of sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as federal, state and local public health authorities. Please see link below for the full Order.

General Order Re: COVID-19

Fri, 2020-03-13

The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson,Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, today issued a General Order in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana.  Please see Press Release below for more details.

  Press Release Re: COVID-19

Mon, 2020-03-09

Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson is pleased to announce that the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt has received the 2020 Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement Award in the fields of Law and Public Service from her law school alma mater, Howard University. Please see the Press Release for full details. 

Tue, 2020-02-04

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host a training session for attorneys on implicit bias on Friday, March 6, 2020. This 90‐minute training will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom (Courtroom 202), located in the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States  Courthouse, 46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204. The program will be presented by Preshuslee Thompson from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. For program details and registration information, please view the Press Release.

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