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COURT OPERATIONS AND COURTHOUSE SAFETY PROTOCOLS

See notice for protocols effective June 1, 2020.  Building access is limited and authorized visitors must follow self-screening and other safety protocols.  Attorneys: see the court’s information on attending in-court criminal proceedings.
See notice regarding general orders, court operations, Santa Rita Jail, paper filings, and suspension of courtesy copy requirements.

Cases of Interest

USA v. Funez Osorto, 19-cr-00381-CRB-4

(Compassionate Release Waiver)
Court rejects a plea agreement containing a modified waiver of compassionate release, holding that the waiver is contrary to Congressional intent.

Zepeda Rivas, et al. v. Jennings, et al.

Plaintiffs, civil immigration detainees, filed a Class Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Class Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against Defendant, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), challenging plaintiffs' conditions of confinement in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Twitter, Inc. v. William P. Barr, et al.

Twitter sought declaratory and injunctive relief on First Amendment grounds against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) allowing the company to reveal, as part of its "Draft Transparency Report," information on surveillance requests received from DOJ.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant et al v. Donald J. Trump et al

Plaintiffs seek to prevent enforcement of an interim final rule providing that all persons who enter the country in violation of the "Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States" are ineligible for asylum.