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News & Announcements: 2021-02

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.

February 24, 2021
On February 3, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held oath administrations in which 12 petitioners pledged allegiance to the United States and became new U.S. citizens.  The Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, presided over the oath administrations.  To abide by COVID-19 safety protocols, the oath administrations were held outside, participants wore masks, and all maintained at least a 6-foot distance from one another.  Dedicated members of the New Orleans Chapter of the League of Women Voters were present to help new citizens register to vote following the oath administrations.  To view photographs of the oath administrations, please select this link.
February 12, 2021
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Vice-President Kamala Harris, and Novelist Toni Morrison, just to name a few, were all members of black sororities or fraternities.  These organizations, commonly referred to as the “Divine Nine,” play an integral role in many African Americans’ lives.  Please join us in exploring the rich history and traditions of these quintessential African American organizations.  And we invite all participants to wear their “colors” and share their personal stories of how black Greek life organizations helped shape their lives.  To register for the event, please send an email to  To view the event flyer, please click here.