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June 15, 2016 - Oral Argument Audio Recordings to be Posted to the Second Circuit Website - Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann announced that at its quarterly meeting on May 23, 2016, the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit approved the posting of audio recordings of oral arguments to the Court's website, commencing August 15, 2016, the first day of the 2016 Term. In preparation for posting the audio recordings, the Court publishes for comment a proposed amendment to Local Rule IOP C, which lists the information contained on its website. Click here to view the Court's order. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. Sec. 2071(b) and Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1) comments are invited on the proposed amendment. Please submit comments to the Clerk of Court at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 or no later than July 15, 2016.


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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