Tuesday, October 22, 2019


News and Notices for Monday October 22, 2018 to Tuesday October 22, 2019

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Friday October 18, 2019

Mass Swearing-In Information – December 3, 2019


Monday October 7, 2019

New Pro Bono Opportunities are available. Click Here to view and accept a pro bono appointment.


Monday August 19, 2019

Appointment of New Magistrate Judges (Detroit and Flint) – Application deadline extended to September 30, 2019


Monday August 19, 2019

app_data.Appointment of New Magistrate Judges (Detroit and Flint) – Applications being accepted through September 20, 2019


Friday August 2, 2019

app_data.Quote Opportunity: RFQ/SOW - Magistrate Judge's Courtroom - Ann Arbor


Friday August 2, 2019

app_data.Quote Opportunity: Bid Sheet - Magistrate Judge's Courtroom - Ann Arbor


Monday July 22, 2019

United States District Judge James Harvey - July 4, 1922-July 20, 2019


Friday July 19, 2019

app_data.Quote Opportunity: RFQ/SOW - Courtroom 707 - Detroit


Friday July 19, 2019

app_data.Quote Opportunity: RFQ/SOW - Fifth Floor Conference Room - Detroit


Friday July 19, 2019

app_data.Quote Opportunity: Bid Sheet - Courtroom 707 - Detroit


Friday July 12, 2019

2019 New Lawyer Seminar/Mass Swearing-In Ceremony - December 3-4, 2019


Wednesday June 19, 2019

Notice of Holiday Court Closings - July 4-5, 2019


Wednesday May 1, 2019

Notice of Court Closing - May 13, 2019


Wednesday May 1, 2019

app_data.Notice of Court Closing


Monday April 29, 2019

U.S. 6th Circuit Judge Damon J. Keith 1922 - 2019


Monday April 29, 2019

app_data.U.S. 6th Circuit Judge Damon J. Keith 1922 - 2019


Sunday April 28, 2019

U.S. 6th Circuit Judge Damon J. Keith 1922 - 2019


Monday March 18, 2019

Notice of Amendments to Local Rules


Tuesday February 12, 2019

app_data.NOTICE OF REDUCED SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - The Bay City divisional office will have a delayed start time of 10:00 am due to inclement weather.


Tuesday February 12, 2019

app_data.NOTICE OF REDUCED SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - The Bay City divisional office will have a delayed start time of 10:00 am due to inclement weather.


Tuesday February 12, 2019

app_data.NOTICE OF REDUCED SCHEDULE

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, The Flint divisional office of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be operating with a delayed start time of 12:00 p.m. due to inclement weather. All other offices will have a delayed start time of 10 a.m. If you have matters scheduled to begin before 12:00 p.m. in Flint or 10:00 a.m. for other offices on February 12, 2019, please contact your assigned judicial officer to determine if your matter is still going forward. In case of emergency, call (313) 234-5656.


Tuesday February 12, 2019

app_data.NOTICE OF REDUCED SCHEDULE

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, all offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be operating with a delayed start time of 10:00 a.m. If you have matters scheduled to begin before 10:00 a.m. on February 12, 2019, please contact your assigned judicial officer to determine if your matter is still going forward. In case of emergency, call (313) 234-5656.


Tuesday February 12, 2019

app_data.NOTICE OF REDUCED SCHEDULE

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - The Flint divisional office will have a delayed start time of 12:00 pm due to inclement weather. All other Court locations within the Eastern District of Michigan will have a delayed start time of 10:00 a.m.

If you have matters scheduled to begin before 10:00 a.m. on February 12, 2019, please contact your assigned judicial officer to determine if your matter is still going forward. In case of emergency, call (313) 234-5656.


Monday February 11, 2019

app_data.On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, all offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be operating with a delayed start time of 10:00 a.m.


Thursday February 7, 2019

app_data.Scheduled maintenance for Friday, Febuary 8, 2019 between the hours of 6pm and midnight.

This will create intermittent downtime (for a few minutes each time during reboots) for all three websites (District Court, Pretrial and Probation).  Direct access to E-Filing (CM/ECF) will still be available via the direct link at (https://ecf.mied.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl) as well as E-Juror at (https://ecf.mied.uscourts.gov/ejuror/TransportRoom?servlet=login).  Please save these links to a separate location if you plan to need access during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Thursday February 7, 2019

app_data.Scheduled maintenance for Friday, Febuary 8, 2019 between the hours of 6pm and midnight.

This will create intermittent downtime (for a few minutes each time during reboots) for all three websites (District Court, Pretrial and Probation).  Direct access to E-Filing (CM/ECF) will still be available via the direct link at (https://ecf.mied.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl) as well as E-Juror at (https://ecf.mied.uscourts.gov/ejuror/TransportRoom?servlet=login).  Please save these link to a separate location if you plan to need access during this time.  

 


Tuesday February 5, 2019

app_data.February 6, 2019 - All Court locations within the Eastern District of Michigan will be operating with a delayed start time of 10:00 a.m.


Tuesday February 5, 2019

Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge David R. Grand - Comments are due by April 8, 2019


Tuesday January 29, 2019

app_data.NOTICE OF REDUCED SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, all offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be operating with reduced hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you have matters scheduled on January 30, 2019, please contact your assigned judicial officer to determine if your matter is still going forward. In case of emergency, call (313) 234-5656.


Tuesday January 29, 2019

app_data.app_data.Notice of Reduced Schedule for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, all offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be operating with reduced hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you have matters scheduled on January 30, 2019, please contact your assigned judicial officer to determine if your matter is still going forward. In case of emergency, call (313) 234-5656.


Sunday December 23, 2018

U.S. District Judge Barbara Kloka Hackett 1928-2018


Sunday December 23, 2018

app_data.Death of United States District Judge Barbara K. Hackett

U.S. District Judge Barbara Kloka Hackett 1928-2018

Barbara Kloka Hackett, who served more than two decades on the federal bench in Detroit as a magistrate judge and district judge, died peacefully early Sunday at her Brighton home, surrounded by her family. She was 90. “Barbara Hackett was a trailblazer ¬who helped the women who came behind her at a time when there weren’t many of us in the profession,” said former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Maura Corrigan. “She was a faithful servant who did her job and deserves to be celebrated. They will be dancing in Paradise when she enters the Pearly Gates.” Added U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn: "Barbara's service to the Court, first as a magistrate judge, and then as a district judge, was exemplary. She had a sense of justice that never wavered." Hackett was born March 17, 1928, in Detroit, the daughter of successful parents who lost their jobs and nearly all they had in the Great Depression. Her father designed cars for the Ford Motor Co. and, later, for Waters Manufacturing Corp. of Detroit, which built taxicabs for the New York City market. Her mother was an executive secretary for Michigan Bell. They kept the family going by opening a fruit market in Detroit and returned to their jobs after the economy improved. Hackett, the oldest of two daughters, said their parents insisted that both girls get a college education. “My parents decided we were going to college because they had lost everything in the Depression and an education was something that people couldn’t take from you,” Hackett said in an August 2018 interview with the Court. “I had parents, especially my dad, who felt women could do anything,” Hackett added. “When I mentioned law school, he thought that was great. Some of my classmates couldn’t go to college because their parents would only educate the boys. We were generations ahead of that.” Hackett attended St. Gregory School in northwest Detroit from the 1st through the 12th grade. She was an A-student. After receiving her high school diploma in 1945, she enrolled at the University of Detroit. She received a philosophy degree in 1948 and a law degree from U of D Law School in 1950. Hackett, a talented pianist, considered a career in music, but opted for the law partly because of the influence of a seventh-grade teacher. On the first day of law school, Hackett met her eventual husband, Patrick E. Hackett, when he insisted that she give him her locker. She refused, but they eventually dated and married in 1952. They had seven daughters. Patrick Hackett, a prominent railroad lawyer in Detroit, died in December 2017 after 65 years of marriage. Barbara Hackett served in a variety of legal roles after getting her law degree – all while raising her children. She was a staff assistant in the Law Department for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Company in 1950-51; law clerk for U.S. District Judge Frank Picard of the Eastern District of Michigan in 1951-52; and in private practice from 1952-65. She served as chief law clerk of the newly-created Michigan Court of Appeals in 1965-66; assistant Wayne County prosecutor in 1967-72; and resumed private practice in 1972-73. In 1973, she was appointed federal magistrate judge in the Eastern District, the first woman to hold that position. She left in 1984 to be of counsel to her husband’s law firm and founded the Republican Women’s Forum. She served as president of the Women’s Economic Club, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Detroit, and the Board of Trustees for the University of Detroit. In addition, she founded and served as the first chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association. On April 7, 1986, President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the U.S. District Court bench in Detroit. Hackett handled several high-profile cases. In 1987, she stripped Johann Leprich, then 62, of Clinton Township, of his U.S. citizenship for concealing that he had served as a Nazi concentration camp guard when he applied to enter the U.S. after World War II. The same year, she sentenced John McCann, then 44, a Pittsburgh lawyer and former New Jersey mayor, to life in prison without parole for operating a high-volume international cocaine smuggling scheme with a Birmingham lawyer. “You, John McCann, could have been a tremendous leader, a positive force for good,” she told McCann, adding that he showed no remorse for his victims. “But for reasons known to yourself, you threw away the opportunity to pursue your own selfish ventures.” In 1994, she fined Clarence Ditlow, director of the Washington-based Center for Auto Safety, $54,205 for violating a court order by leaking confidential information about General Motors’ pickup trucks to a lawyer who was suing the company. In 1999, Hackett ruled that, because of the First Amendment, rap duo OutKast was not obligated to pay civil rights icon Rosa Parks for using her name in the title of a Grammy-winning song. "Everyone who appeared before Judge Barbara Hackett knew they were coming before a no-nonsense, well-prepared, and highly dignified judge who would listen to all sides and render a fair and carefully considered ruling – in a timely fashion,” said U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg, who tried cases before her as an assistant U.S. attorney. “She exuded decorum and rectitude on the bench and was deeply respected by the entire bar." Hackett said the thing she enjoyed most about being a federal district judge was the ability “to make good things happen”, such as making sentencing recommendations about where prisoners would be incarcerated so they could complete their education and find honest work after their release. She said she put an emphasis on listening to the plaintiffs and defendants who appeared before her. “I felt very strongly, from the time I went on as a magistrate, that what I had before me were people, not cases or numbers,” Hackett said. Hackett transferred to the U.S. Courthouse in Ann Arbor in 1997. She went on senior status on April 8,1997 but continued with a full caseload until 1999. She retired for health reasons on March 1, 2000 and never looked back. “Once I left that building and hung up the robes, that was it,” Hackett said in the 2018 interview. “I was not Judge Hackett on the street. I was Barbara Hackett.” Asked how she would like to be remembered as a judge, Hackett said: “As someone who cared about people.” Judge Hackett is survived by daughters Sue Delonis (the late Bob Delonis), Carol Hackett Garagiola (Steve), Lynn Hackett, Meg Hackett, M. Patricia Hackett (Rita Koehler), Elizabeth Hackett (Richard Parry), and Sarah Hackett (Greg Cascione); 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending. Contact: David Ashenfelter, Public Information Officer U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 313-234-5421 David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov


Sunday December 23, 2018

app_data.Death of United States District Judge Barbara K. Hackett


Wednesday December 12, 2018

Death of Retired Magistrate Judge Paul J. Komives


Monday December 3, 2018

app_data.President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018 a National Day of Mourning in honor of George H.W. Bush, the forty-first President of the United States.

Following the lead of the Executive Branch, the Supreme Court has announced it will be in recess and the Administrative Office will be closed. All offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Following the lead of the Executive Branch, the Supreme Court has announced it will be in recess and the Administrative Office will be closed. All offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.


Monday December 3, 2018

app_data.President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018 a National Day of Mourning in honor of George H.W. Bush, the forty-first President of the United States.

Following the lead of the Executive Branch, the Supreme Court has announced it will be in recess and the Administrative Office will be closed. All offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018 a National Day of Mourning in honor of George H.W. Bush, the forty-first President of the United States. Following the lead of the Executive Branch, the Supreme Court has announced it will be in recess and the Administrative Office will be closed. All offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.


Wednesday November 21, 2018

Notice of Holiday Court Closings


Thursday November 15, 2018

Notice of Amendments to Local Rules - Effective December 1, 2018


Thursday November 15, 2018

Notice of Changes to Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures - Effective December 1, 2018


Thursday November 15, 2018

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local Rules - Comments due by December 21, 2018


Thursday November 8, 2018

Information Re: Attorney Mass Swearing-In on December 4, 2018


Tuesday November 6, 2018

app_data.Election Day After-Hours Filings