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News & Announcements: 2022-11

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November 29, 2022
On November 10, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held a naturalization ceremony in which 40 individuals became new United States citizens.  The new citizens originated from countries around the world, exemplifying the truly diverse character of the United States citizenry.  The Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, presided over the ceremony.  Tulane University’s Airforce ROTC Color Guard presented the colors for the National Anthem, and the Daughters of the American Revolution led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Attorney Michael Ecuyer, President-Elect of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, served as keynote speaker, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Chickering certified the candidates’ eligibility for citizenship.  Deputy Clerk Sherry Adams administered the Oath of Allegiance, and Judge Milazzo provided closing remarks and distributed Certificates of Naturalization to the newly naturalized citizens.  The New Orleans Chapter of the League of Women Voters was present to help new citizens register to vote, and the U.S. Passport Agency was on-hand to provide new citizens with information on obtaining a passport.  The ceremony was a joyous occasion for all in attendance.  To view photographs of the ceremony, please select this link.      
November 14, 2022
The Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana hereby issues General Order No. 22-7, extending COVID-19 General Order No. 22-6, COVID-19 General Order No. 22-5, COVID-19 General Order No. 22-1, COVID-19 General Order No. 21-16, COVID-19 General Order No. 21-13, COVID-19 General Order No. 21-7, COVID-19 General Order No. 21-3, COVID-19 General Order No. 20-14, COVID-19 General Order No. 20-11, COVID-19 General Order No. 20-8, and COVID-19 General Order No. 20-4 until December 31, 2022. View this PDF