The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved amendments to Local Rule 72.1, Local Rule 83.5, and Local Criminal Rule 59. The amendments to LR 72.1 and LCrR 59 set forth page limitations and filing deadlines for objections to reports and recommendations of magistrate judges; responses to objections; and, if permitted by the presiding judge, replies. The amendments to LR 83.5, which governs weapons prohibited in courthouses, clarify that ammunition is not permitted, add additional exemptions from the rule, and include other revisions to improve clarity. Members of the bar and public are invited to submit written comments on these revisions until June 2, 2023. The official public notice with additional details is available here.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023