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  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro and her law clerk Devin H. Mirchi, both front and center, led students in practicing civil discourse skills as jurors at the courthouse in El Centro, California. In the courtroom, students used these skills during jury deliberations exploring their Fourth Amendment rights at school using a fictional scenario on vaping. Read Full Article.
    Date Posted: 6/6/2019


    Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges Barbara L. Major and Karen S. Crawford.
    Date Posted: 6/6/2019


    Preliminary judging has been completed in the 2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest for high school students in the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. All told, over 1,300 young people entered the contest, which offers cash prizes and a chance to meet some of the nation’s preeminent jurists and legal practitioners.
    Date Posted: 6/4/2019


    The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in partnership with the University of San Diego School of Law, presents the 2019 Leadership in the Law Conference: Effective Leadership at All Levels. The attached flyer provides information on registration, location, speakers and cost.
    Date Posted: 5/22/2019


    Proposed Local Rule Changes and Comment Periods
    The following General Orders outline proposals to change the local rules and when the comment periods end.

    GO #705, Public Comment ending May 5, 2019
    GO #706, Public Comment ending May 5, 2019
    GO #709, Public Comment ending May 26, 2019
    Date Posted: 5/3/2019


    Screening New Inmates for Tuberculosis Prior to Court Appearance
    Date Posted: 4/30/2019


    Trial and Media Protocol during the Apple, Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated Proceedings
    Date Posted: 4/19/2019


    Designation of Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid, Jr. (GO #694). Designation of Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren (GO #695). Designation of Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone (GO #696). Designation of Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom (GO #697). Designation of Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett III (GO #698). Designation of Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby (GO #699). Designation of Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi (GO #700). Designation of Magistrate Judge Jacqueline S. Corley (GO #701). Designation of Magistrate Judge John L. Weinberg (GO #702). Designation of Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins (GO #703) in the Southern District of California.

    Date Posted: 4/15/2019


    Adopting Disciplinary Committee.
    Date Posted: 4/12/2019 04:00


    General Consent to U.S. Magistrate Judge Social Security Cases
    Date Posted: 4/12/2019 03:00


    Notice - General Order #677-A
    8 U.S.C. § 1325 Trial Assignments
    Date Posted: 4/12/2019 01:00


    Contest Rules, entry instructions are posted! Visit Ninth Circuit Civic Contest page for more details.
    Date Posted: 2/25/2019


    District Protocol For Processing Applications Under First Step Act § 404 (2018)
    Date Posted: 2/8/2019


    Notice - General Order #691
    Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge
    Date Posted: 2/8/2019


    Operating the court in absence of an appropriation or continuing resolution.
    Date Posted: 1/11/2019



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