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News & Announcements: 2020-10

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.

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