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On Wednesday, October 23, 2016, The Clerk's Office will close for business at 3:30 p.m. in observance of the United States court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's 125th Anniversary special session. All papers due to be filed on October 23, 2016 must be filed as required by order, rule or procedure.




October 24, 2016 - Press Release - Second Circuit to Commemorate 125th Anniversary and Hold Hands Lecture - Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit announced that, on Wednesday, October 26th, the Court of Appeals will sit in Special Session to commemorate the Court’s 125th Anniversary. This Special Session of the Court of Appeals will commence at 4:00 p.m. in the historic 17th floor appellate courtroom at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse at 40 Foley Square in downtown Manhattan. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be sitting with the judges of the Second Circuit and will offer remarks. See the attachment for the full press release.


October 19, 2016 - Notice of proposed rulemaking - By this notice and the order linked below, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit publishes for comment proposed amendments to its Local Rules. Specifically, the amendments (1) establish a notice requirement when a party files an appeal that raises an issue related to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and (2) rely upon the local variation provision of the Fed. R. App. P. 32(e) to retain the current word limits for briefs when, effective December 1, 2016, the word limits set in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure decrease. Click here to view the Court's order inviting comment and the proposed amendments. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b) and Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1), comments are invited on the proposed rules. Please submit comments to the Clerk of Court at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 or no later than November 18, 2016. .


October 12, 2016 - Public Announcement - Request for Public Comment on the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio of the Western District of New York. For announcement click here.


July 29, 2016 - Amendments to the Local Rules of the Second Circuit - The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has amended IOP C. Website, effective immediately, which now contain links to audio recordings of oral arguments. The Court will begin posting audio recordings of oral arguments on August 15, 2016. Click here for the order adopting the amendments.


May 26, 2016 - Chief Judge 2016 State of the Circuit Report - Click here.


May 3, 2016 - Required Form for Filing a Motion that Seeks an Order Authorizing the District Court to Consider a Second or Successive Habeas Corpus Application or Motion Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2244(b) and 2254 or 2255 - The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reminds counsel and pro se litigants that a motion filed in this Court for permission to file in the district court a second or successive application under § 2254, or motion under § 2255 must be made on the appropriate form as required by Local Rule 22.2(c). A prisoner held in state custody should use this form. A prisoner held in federal custody should use this form. The forms are also posted on this website under Forms and Instructions. A motion that is not properly filed will be defected and the filer will be notified to cure the defect.


February 8, 2016 - Applications for service on CJA Panel - The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for service on the Court's Criminal Justice Act Panel. For announcement click here, for the application click here.


September 14, 2015 - Amendment to the Local Rules of the Second Circuit - The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has amended IOP 35.1, effective September 14, 2015, which governs a judge's eligibility to vote in an en banc poll. Click here for the order adopting the amendment.



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