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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today the federal judiciary celebrates 225 years of justice in the United States.  According to the Library of Congress "The Judiciary Act of 1789, officially titled "An Act to Establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," was signed into law by President George Washington on September 24, 1789.... more »


Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Beware of Jury Duty Scams. Citizens in the District of Kansas receive various forms of false communication (scams) regarding jury service by phone, mail and e-mail. The latest jury scam is an email with official-looking bar codes that includes a link to a form. The email directs the recipient to... 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: Friday, May 23, 2014

The 2014-2015 Attorney Annual Renewal drive for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas is now open. Use the Online Attorney Renewal System (OARS) to complete your renewal by July 1, 2014. OARS is a web based system that allows you to register and pay your annual renewal dues online... 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 »


Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

The weather forced the closing of the courthouses last Tuesday. To keep up with late-breaking notifications, follow us on Twitter @ksdcourt.... more »