From the TaxProf Blog (posted on September 2nd):
Leonidas Ralph Mecham, Director of the Admnistrative Office of the United States Courts, yesterday sent this Memorandum to All Chief Judges on the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Federal Courts. The memorandum sets forth the status of the federal courts affected by Katrina:
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans is closed and may move its operations temporarily to Houston.
- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is closed and plans to activate its Continuity of Operations Plan, provided legislation is enacted allowing it to hold court outside the district.
- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama is closed.
- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is closed.
More info on the 5th Circuit here.