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Issuance of mandate


The issuance of the mandate terminates the Court of Appeals' jurisdiction over a case and transfers jurisdiction back to the district court. The mandate is a copy of the order or judgment that terminates the case with the words "Mandate" inscribed on the paper. There is no separate document. If no petition for rehearing is filed, the mandate will issue 21 days after the entry of the judgment. It issues 7 days after entry of an order denying a timely petition for rehearing or sooner if so ordered by the Court. FRAP 41.


An appeal that is terminated upon the disposition of a motion ordinarily is mandated forthwith.



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