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President Obama to Nominate Las Vegas Lawyer for Judgeship

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Courtesy: Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association Courtesy: Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association

A Las Vegas attorney is being nominated for a federal judgeship in Nevada.
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday announced President Obama will nominate Richard Boulware for the post. Reid recommended Boulware for the lifetime appointment.
 
If confirmed by the Senate, Boulware will be the first black to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada. He is one of four appointments announced on Thursday.
 
A Nevada native, Boulware earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a law degree from Columbia Law School.
 
Boulware is currently an assistant in the Federal Public Defender's Office. He is also former vice president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

"I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench," said President Obama. "I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice."
 
Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller who blocked a previous judicial nomination over Second Amendment concerns says Boulware is an excellent choice for the bench.

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today welcomed the expected nomination of Richard Boulware as District Judge for the District of Nevada saying:

"After sitting down with Mr. Boulware and discussing his nomination at length, I found him to be extremely impressive. I feel that he is an excellent choice for the District of Nevada, and I am confident that he will serve Nevada well. I look forward to signing the blue slip as soon as my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee have the pertinent documents to continue the nomination process," said Senator Dean Heller.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced Richard Boulware will be nominated by President Obama to serve as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Reid recommended Boulware to President Obama for this judicial vacancy. 

"This is terrific news for Nevada," said Senator Reid. "Richard Boulware is the epitome of what a federal judge should be.  He will bring to the bench stellar educational credentials and significant jury trial experience, having served many years as a federal public defender. A Nevada native, Boulware has been a leader in the community and actively involved in making Las Vegas a better place. I was proud to give Boulware my highest recommendation to President Obama, and I look forward to his swift confirmation."

Today, Representative Steven Horsford (NV-4) called Richard Franklin Boulware II to congratulate him for being nominated by President Obama to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

"Richard is an excellent candidate for the federal bench in Nevada and I look forward to seeing him confirmed by the U.S. Senate," Horsford said. "He brings a decade of experience and a sharp perspective of the law to the bench. Nevada will benefit greatly from his appointment."

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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