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Aug-27-2012 18:20printcomments

Tropical Storm Isaac Closes Courthouses in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana

Check the courts' websites for updates on re-openings.

Storm Isaac
Image courtesy: NOAA

(WASHINGTON DC) - With Tropical Storm Isaac now on track to pass southwest of New Orleans early Wednesday morning, all offices of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 and 29.

The U.S. District Court as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 and 29 due to the storm.

The U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana closed Monday afternoon, August 27 and is scheduled to reopen Thursday morning, August 30, 2012.

In the Southern District of Mississippi, the Gulfport division will close Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 and 29.

On Monday, as Tropical Storm Isaac made its way west across Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida closed federal courthouses in Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach for Monday, August 27, citing concerns for the safety of jurors, the public and Court personnel. Those courthouses will reopen when public schools in those counties reopen or until further order of Chief United States District Judge Federico A. Moreno.

In the Middle District of Florida, the Fort Myers division closed Monday due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Earlier, it had been announced that no court proceedings will be held in the district's Tampa courthouse during the week of the Republican National Convention. An Administrative Order has been entered designating the Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. and Magistrate Judge David A. Baker, both resident in the Orlando Division of the court, as the district and magistrate judges responsible for any Tampa matters arising from August 25 through September 1, 2012

Check the courts' websites for updates on re-openings.

Source: U.S. Courts




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