Miscellaneous Orders

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Miscellaneous orders relate to multiple cases or to issues of court policy. Typically signed by the Chief Judge, they are intended for publication but are of a less enduring nature than General Orders.

  Effective Date
Amendment to Misc Order 2023.10.10 (.pdf, 332 KB)
Misc. Order 2023.10.10: Retroactive Application of 2023 Criminal History Amendments to the United States Sentencing Guidelines (.pdf, 116 KB)
Misc. Order 2021.10.08: Order of Appointment of Mark B. Busby as Clerk of Court (.pdf, 164 KB)
Misc. Order 2020.11.24: PACER Access Fee Waiver for Salinas Valley State Prison (.pdf, 105 KB)

Grants to the Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) Senior Librarian, on behalf of the prisoner population at that facility, a waiver of the fees for access via PACER to their electronic case files maintained in the Northern District of California. This waiver only applies to prisoner cases in this District’s prison email filing program.

Misc. Order 2019.01.25: First Step Act Of 2018; Application Of Fair Sentencing Act Of 2010 (amended 4-27-2020) (.pdf, 73 KB)

— Provides for representation for any defendant entitled to appointment of counsel to determine whether a defendant may qualify to seek reduction of sentence and to present any motions or applications for reduction of sentence in accordance with Section 404 or Section 603 of the First Step Act of 2018, Senate Bill 756 (115th), signed into law December 21, 2018.

Misc. Order 2019.08.05: Appointment Of The Federal Public Defender For Rehaif And Davis Litigation (.pdf, 126 KB)

— Presumptively appoints Federal Public Defender to represent defendants previously entitled to appointment of counsel or currently indigent in connection with seeking federal habeas relief under either 28 U.S.C. § 2255 or 28 U.S.C. § 2241 in light of Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191 (2019) and United States v. Davis,139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019).