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News & Announcements: 2024-01

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 8, 2024
The Court has found that U.S. Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld, whose current term expires July 31, 2024, should be considered for reappointment. Accordingly, the Court has ordered the establishment of a Merit Selection Panel. The Court’s order identifies the panelists and is available here.  
January 3, 2024
On January 2, 2024, the Honorable Sarah S. Vance informed President Joseph Biden that she intends to retire from regular, active service as a U.S. District Judge effective January 16, 2024. For nearly three decades, Judge Vance has served as a district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She intends to render substantial judicial service as a senior judge. Judge Vance’s letter to President Biden can be read here.