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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service's nationwide search capabilities (including the pacer.gov website, PACER Case Locator, and external user e-filing in the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals) will not be available on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 7 AM to 10 AM CST. The... more »


Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Thursday, November 27, 2014, the United States District Court, District of Kansas, will be closed in recognition of Thanksgiving Day.  The clerk's offices in all three locations will also be closed on Friday, November 28.  The court's electronic filing system, CM/ECF, is available 24/7.  Normal... more »


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: 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 »