Electronic evidence system including: a document camera, DVD/VCR combo, laptop video input from attorney tables and lectern; annotation capabilities from the Lectern and Witness stand; audio input available for laptop and other sources from the lectern and attorney tables; multi-channel IR headsets that facilitate assisted listening and interpreters of foreign languages; each row has 4 monitors in the jury box and 19” monitors at each table for evidence viewing.
The District Court’s twenty-fifth judge is Carlos Murguia, the first Hispanic named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Kansas City, Kansas is the hometown of Judge Murguia. He grew up in the Argentine community and established a law practice there after graduating from law school. Judge Murguia received both his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Kansas. After law school, he combined private practice and public service. Besides his solo practice, Judge Murguia was the immigration coordinator for El Centro, Inc., the Wyandotte County District Court small claims judge, judge pro tem and hearing officer. In 1990 he was named a Kansas District Court Judge for the 29th Judicial District (Wyandotte County). Judge Murguia has been a member of many legal, civic and charitable boards and committees. Judge Murguia sits on the federal bench in Kansas City, Kansas.