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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.

Mon, 2018-11-19

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby gives public notice that certain amendments to the Local Rules of this Court are adopted, effective December 1, 2018.  Please see the Public Notice (attached below) for details.

  Public Notice Regarding Amendments to Local Rules

Mon, 2018-11-19

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby gives public notice that effective December 1, 2018, the Local Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement of this Court are deleted and replaced with the rules as set forth in the attached Public Notice.

  Public Notice Regarding Amendments to the Local Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement

Fri, 2018-11-16

The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, announced that a formal swearing-in ceremony for United States District Judge James R. Sweeney II will be held Friday, November 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chief Judge Magnus-Stinson will preside over the en banc ceremony in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom (courtroom 202). Please see the Press Release for full details. 

Tue, 2018-11-13

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is pleased to announce that James Patrick Hanlon took the oath of office to become a United States District Judge on November 13, 2018. Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson administered the oath at 8:30 a.m., fulfilling the final step in Judge Hanlon’s ascension to the bench. Please see the Press Release for full details. 

Fri, 2018-11-02

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Craig M. McKee at Terre Haute, Indiana, is due to expire on August 22, 2019.  Comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court.  Please see attached Public Notice for more information.

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.

Mon, 2018-09-24

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana welcomed James R. Sweeney as its newest member of the bench on September 24, 2018. Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson administered the oath of office in front of Judge Sweeney's family, friends, and colleagues. Please see the Press Release for further information. 

Tue, 2018-09-04

The Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host its 11th annual Court History and Continuing Legal Eduation Symposium on Thursday, October 24, from 1:00-4:30 pm. "Never-Ending Stories: Gerrymandering and Redistricting, plus Judges Unleashed: Candid Observations from the (Retired) Bench" promises to be educational and entertaining. Please see the press release for full details and registration information. 

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