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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

January 12, 2018

NEWS FROM U.S. DISTRICT COURT.
Please take a few moments to read the January 2018 Attorney Newsletter.
Available Here.

January 11, 2018

A Criminal Justice Act (CJA) eVoucher application upgrade has been scheduled
CJA eVoucher will be down: 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time
Saturday, January 20, 2018

IMPACT: The CJA eVoucher system will
be unavailable...

December 17, 2017

U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
Announces the Retirement of Clerk of Court Joseph A. Haas
Click Here for More Information

November 16, 2017

Louisiana native Beth Cenac never thought she would be the target of a jury scam.
More information is available here

October 23, 2017

An Order establishing a Merit Selection Panel has been issued by Judge Viken.
The Panel will advise the Court on the selection of a new Full-Time U.S. Magistrate Judge to
serve in Rapid City. Click here for...

March 10, 2017

Judge Viken has issued an order in case CIV 11-5052 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. v. Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc. et al

Please click here to view the order

February 2, 2017

A substantially updated CM/ECF User Manual and Administrative Procedures document is now available and accessible on the district court's home page.
Please click here to access the...

December 13, 2016

ACCESS TO CRIMINAL DOCUMENTS AND TRANSCRIPTS: In order to protect the safety of inmates regardless of their cooperation with the government, as well as the integrity of ongoing criminal investigations or related prosecutions, the Court is...

December 9, 2016

A new Standing Order has been posted regarding access to criminal case documents and transcripts
Please go here to view the Order

November 18, 2016

SCAM TARGETING LOCAL RESIDENTS
Citizens are being told to send money for not reporting for jury duty
U.S. Attorney Seiler wants citizens to know the claims being made in these calls are totally false and,
if contacted, citizens...

July 18, 2016

NEW CM/ECF CIVIL EVENT: Last December, Rule 84 of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure was abrogated (repealed) together with the related Appendix of
Forms. As a result, the court will no longer issue an Order for...

March 14, 2016

The federal court system will be upgrading its financial management system effective May 9, 2016
Please review the following important information
Click here for Financial System...

December 9, 2015

New Local Rules have been posted and are available click here

NEWS FROM U.S. DISTRICT...

December 7, 2015

The CJA eVoucher Test, Training, and Production databases will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m.December 12, 2015 until 11:00 p.m. December 13, 2015.

November 19, 2015

A new Standing Order has been issued regarding Providing Counsel for Persons Potentially eligible for relief under US vs Johnson.
The order may be viewed here

October 30, 2015

Verdict reached in case 11-5052 (Sturgis)
Please click here to access the Verdict document

April 6, 2015

NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN RAPID CITY: The Court is pleased to announce that on March 6th Judge Daneta Wollmann was sworn in to serve as United States Magistrate Judge in Rapid City. Judge Wollmann is a graduate of Purdue University and the...

April 1, 2015

ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' MOTIONS FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT FINDING STATE COURT JUDGE AND OTHER OFFICIALS FAILED TO FOLLOW THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT AND THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT is...

January 12, 2015

ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT is available here

December 15, 2014

CM/ECF has been upgraded to Version 6.1.

Click here for more information on the features included in the new upgrade, including Mobile Query.
The mobile PACER Case...

October 9, 2014

THIS NEWSLETTER IS SPECIFICALLY FOR ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT CRIMINAL
DEFENDANTS IN THE UNITED STATES COURT FOR SOUTH DAKOTA.

Beginning Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Probation Office will start filing Presentence Reports (PSRs) and...

October 6, 2014

A Merit Selection Panel is appointed to assist the United States District Judges in their selection of a new part-time magistrate judge residing in the Western Division. Please click here to...

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