Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval was
sworn in today as a U-S District Court judge, after submitting his
resignation as the state's chief prosecutor to Governor Guinn.
Guinn immediately appointed Las Vegas attorney George Chanos
to complete the remaining 14 months of Sandoval's term
as attorney general. Chanos will be sworn in tomorrow (Tuesday),
and go through a formal ceremony on Wednesday. Both those events
will be in Las Vegas.
A former state assemblyman, chairman of the Nevada Gaming
Commission and the first Hispanic elected statewide in Nevada,
Sandoval assumes a federal court seat in Reno being vacated by U-S
District Judge Howard McKibben, who's going on senior status.
Sandoval, a Republican, was elected attorney general in 2002. He
was confirmed by the U-S Senate last week.