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Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015

The District of Kansas is proud to host naturalization ceremonies every month at our courthouses, local schools or historic sites.  If you would like to attend a ceremony, the schedule is posted on-line.  All of those petitioning the United States government to become a citizen must first pass... more »


Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014

After more than 21 years of service, U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Humphreys has announced her retirement as of January 31, 2015.  She will continue to carry a full caseload until her successor is selected.  The court will issue a vacancy announcement to fill the position vacated by her retirement. Prior... more »


Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014

Justice on the Prairie -- 150 Years of the Federal District Court of Kansas is now available for purchase. This coffee-table book explores the rich history of the court, which came into existence in 1861 after the U.S. Congress admitted Kansas as a state. The book is written by Michael H. Hoeflich,... more »


Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014

The District of Kansas has volunteered to be an early implementer of NextGen CM/ECF. We are in the process of loading and testing the software in our test environment. Although an exact implementation date has not yet been selected, it will likely be in the first quarter 2015. We will provide additional... more »


Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014

District of Kansas opinions dating back to 2005 are now searchable on the Opinions page. Comments or suggestions regarding the new search feature should be directed to opsuggest@ksd.uscourts.gov.... more »


Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014

On April 30, the United States Senate, on a 94-0 vote, confirmed Daniel D. Crabtree to become a United States District Judge in Kansas. Judge Crabtree received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from Ottawa University. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. Following graduation,... more »


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil steps down as Chief Judge on Monday, April 21, 2014, when she assumes senior status. Judge Vratil has served as a federal district court judge since 1992, and as Chief Judge since 2008. Under her leadership, the District of Kansas has continued to enhance its national... more »


Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas announces the retirement from full-time service of United States Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. During his 14 years of distinguished service on the bench in Kansas City, Kansas, Judge Waxse authored several noteworthy and influential decisions... more »


Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas has amended local rules 83.5.3, 83.5.5 and added a new rule 83.5.8.   Copies of the 2014 Rules of Practice and Procedure for District and Bankruptcy Court are now available on-line or at your local clerk's office. Click on the... more »


Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The court recently became aware of a scam where fake debt collectors use threatening tactics to coerce consumers to pay off loans that may or may not exist. A “Final Notice” is sent by the scammers via facsimile on fake U.S. District Court letterhead with Chief Judge Kathryn H. Vratil’s forged... more »