The United States District Court for the District of Nevada
(in case citations
, D. Nev.
) is the Federal district court
whose jurisdiction is the state of Nevada
. The court has locations in Las Vegas
Cases from the District of Nevada are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(except for patent
claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act
, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada
represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Daniel Bogden
A vacancy has existed in the district since Chief Judge Roger L. Hunt took senior status on May 26, 2011. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.
The Lloyd D. George
Federal District Courthouse is the home for the district court in Las Vegas. The building of the courthouse was completed in 2002 and was the first federal building built to comply with the post-Oklahoma City
blast resistance requirements.
On January 4, 2010, a single gunman, identified as Johnny Lee Wicks, aged 66, went inside the lobby of the courthouse and opened fire, fatally wounding a security officer before being killed himself by return fire from other security officers and U.S. Marshals. Senators Harry Reid
and John Ensign
, both of whom have offices in the courthouse building, were... Read More