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Issuance of mandate

The issuance of the mandate terminates the Court of Appeals' jurisdiction over a case and transfers jurisdiction back to the district court. The mandate is a copy of the order or judgment that terminates the case with the words "Mandate" inscribed. There is no separate document. If no petition for rehearing is filed, the mandate will issue 21 days after the entry of the judgment except for cases in which the United States is a party. In that event the mandate will issue 52 days after the entry of the judgment. The mandate issues 7 days after entry of an order denying a timely petition for rehearing or sooner if so ordered by the Court. FRAP 41.


An appeal that is terminated upon the disposition of a motion ordinarily is mandated forthwith.



Last modified at 1/31/2014