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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

The United States Courts are an independent, national judiciary providing fair and impartial justice within the jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and Congress. As an equal branch of government, the federal Judiciary...

Court Announcements and News

Filing Documents Under Seal

March 25, 2014


The District Court has issued an Administrative Order containing general rules for filing documents under seal. A copy of the order is available here.


Any document filed under seal must be accompanied by a separately filed unsealed version that redacts only truly confidential information allowed by a prior protective order or supported in a contemporaneous motion to seal.

Judge Catherine Furay

March 12, 2014


On March 31, 2014, Judge Catherine Furay began a term as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Judge Furay replaces Chief Judge Robert Martin, who remains an active bankruptcy judge in Madison. Judge Furay will maintain her chambers in Eau Claire.

Appeal Fees, File Requests

December 1, 2013


The Judicial Conference has approved changes to the federal court fee schedule. On December 1, 2013, the appeal fee increased to $505 and the fee to retrieve boxed records from the National Archives and Records Administration increased to $64 for the first box and $39 for each additional box.

Court Calendar

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