Boulware Wins Confirmation to Nevada Federal Bench

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Public defense attorney Richard Boulware in Las Vegas has won confirmation for a federal judgeship in Nevada.

Richard Boulware, president of the National Bar Association's Las Vegas chapter and first vice president of the NAACP Las Vegas chapter, poises for a photo at the ACLU office at 601 S. Rancho Drive on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011. The NAACP and the ACLU are calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Metropolitan Police Department's use of deadly force following a record 12th fatal shooting this year. (JEFF SCHEID/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL)

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Public defense attorney Richard Boulware in Las Vegas has won confirmation for a federal judgeship in Nevada.

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., announced the Senate voted 58-35 on Tuesday to confirm Boulware's nomination to the lifetime seat.

The 45-year-old Boulware declined immediate comment.

He becomes the second black to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.

Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson joined the district court in 1997. She now sits on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Boulware is from Nevada. He graduated from Harvard and Columbia Law School and served as an assistant in the Federal Public Defender's Office in Las Vegas.

He's also former vice president of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


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