December 10, 2019
Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

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July 3, 2018
Important Letter RE. Caseload Crisis

An Important Letter to Congress from the Judges
of the Eastern District of California Regarding Our Caseload Crisis

It has been four decades since the last judgeship was created in the Eastern District of California. In that period of time the population of the district has grown 220%. The judges of the Eastern District routinely carry one of the heaviest caseloads in the country....

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Removal of TLS 1.0 on CMECF Server


Starting Saturday, March 23, 2019, Eastern District of California will disable TLS 1.0 for 
CMECF and eJuror. Users who attempt to access CMECF oreJuror with a browser that
does not support TLS 1.1 or higher will be required to upgrade their browser...

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Judge Peter A. Nowinski 1943-2018

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter A. Nowinski, who served on the Eastern District of California bench from 1990 to 2006, passed away last Thursday in his home surrounded by his family...

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July 5, 2018
United States vs. State of California (immigration) Order

Judge Mendez issues order on
United States of America v. State of California, et al.

Judge Mendez issues orders denying-in-part and granting-in-part the motion for preliminary injunction and Motion to Dismiss.

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Scam Alert

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) has been advised that Contract Interpreters and Contract Court Reporters in several states received a scam email...

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Yosemite Law Day


Law Day Yosemite 2018 will be celebrated on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., in Yosemite Valley. Law Day Yosemite 2018 will feature Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson.  For more information please read more...

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July 12, 2015
Judge Lawrence K. Karlton 1935 - 2015

U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton, who served on the Eastern District of California bench from 1979 to 2014, passed away Saturday night at age 80...

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June 1, 2016
Notice of Change of Criminal Duty Calendar in Fresno Effective June 1, 2016 - 2:00pm


(Effective June 1, 2016 -- 2 pm Duty Calendar)

       Effective June 1, 2016, the criminal duty calendar for the Fresno Courthouse will be changed from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


       This time change applies only to duty matters heard in the Fresno Courthouse and does not alter any other previously established deadlines or previously established criminal calendars.

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December 1, 2015
Federal Rule Changes

Significant Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Effective 12/1/15

On December 1, 2015, significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective.  These changes include the time for service of process under Rule 4(m), the time for holding the initial case mangement conference under Rule 16(b), and changes to Rule 37 and Rule 1...

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