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News & Announcements

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 19, 2021

Judge Lange has issued Standing Order 21-02 Renewed Authorization for Video Hearings CARES ACT.
It may be viewed here

January 8, 2021

The January Attorney Newsletter is now available

January 7, 2021

Standing Order 21-01 regarding Resumption of Jury Proceedings is available here

December 11, 2020

The December 2020 newsletter may be viewed here

November 25, 2020

Judge Lange has issued the Fourth Amended Standing Order in the matter of Changes to Court Operations Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

November 13, 2020

The Attorney Newsletter has been published and is available here

October 21, 2020

This Standing Order is to establish a procedure for submission and consideration of
compassionate release motions under the First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(d)(l)(A), in the
wake of the spread of the CO VID-19 vims into the federal...

October 16, 2020

Chief Judge Lange has issued a video commentary on the POWER Act.
It may be viewed here

October 9, 2020

The October Attorney Newsletter has been published and may be viewed here

October 1, 2020

The Judicial Conference of the United Sates has authorized the appointment of a full-time United
States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.
The details and application are...

October 1, 2020

Judge Viken has issued Western Division Second Amended Standing Order 20-08
In the matter of scheduling jury trials. It may be viewed here

September 30, 2020

Judge Lange has renewed Standing Order 20-05 regarding video conference hearings

September 18, 2020

Judge Lange has amended Standing Order 20-02 - Limited Access to Courthouses.

September 17, 2020

The US District Court for the District of South Dakota is seeking competitive bids for the purchase of 92 Microsoft VDA Per-User licenses.
Microsoft SKU is 7F4-00001. Questions and bids may be submitted to Skyler Gallimore at...

September 14, 2020

The September Attorney Newsletter is now available.

August 28, 2020

Judge Viken has issued Amended Standing Order 20-08. It can be viewed here

August 14, 2020

The August Attorney Newsletter is now available here

July 27, 2020

Judge Viken has issued Standing Order 20-08 for the Western Division.
It may be viewed here

July 22, 2020

Judge Lange has issued the Third Amended Standing Order 20-03 In the Matter of Changes to Court Operations Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
It may be viewed here

July 10, 2020

The Attorney Newsletter for July 2020 has been published.
You may view it here

June 29, 2020

Judge Lange has issued Renewed Standing Order 20-05 regarding video conference hearings in cases due to COVID-19 Spread. Please see the attached PDF file for more information.

June 17, 2020

A Merit Selection Panel shall be formed to assist the United
States District Judges In their determination as to the
reappolntment of the Incumbent magistrate judge, William D.
Gerdes, The panel shall review the Incumbent's...

June 15, 2020

The June 2020 Attorney Newsletter is now available here

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