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2023 Appellate Oral Argument Sessions

SUPREME COURT NO. 2022-ADM-0019-MSC

ORDER

The 2023 appellate oral argument sessions shall be as follows:

First Quarter:          January 16 – 27, 2023
Second Quarter:      April 17 – 28, 2023
Third Quarter:         July 17 – 28, 2023
Fourth Quarter:       October 16 – 27, 2023

Certain cases may be designated for a hearing on Rota, Tinian, or Saipan in each quarter. Hearings on Rota and Tinian may be scheduled outside the designated oral argument sessions. To ensure that the cases are heard and disposed of at the earliest possible date, the Court will only grant motions to continue oral argument in cases where counsel’s unavailability on the scheduled hearing date is due to illness, death in the family, or upon showing of other good cause. This Order does not supersede a panel’s discretion to address a matter and issue a decision without oral argument as provided for under NMI SUP. CT. R. 34, or to hold a hearing for an emergency motion under NMI SUP. CT. R. 27-1. 

SO ORDERED this 25th day of October, 2022.

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ALEXANDRO C. CASTRO

Chief Justice

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JOHN A. MANGLONA

Justice

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PERRY B. INOS

Justice