Judge Peter A. Nowinski 1943-2018

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter A. Nowinski, who served on the Eastern District of California bench from 1990 to 2006, passed away last Thursday in his home surrounded by his family...

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July 3, 2018
Important Letter RE. Caseload Crisis

An Important Letter to Congress from the Judges
of the Eastern District of California Regarding Our Caseload Crisis

 

It has been four decades since the last judgeship was created in the Eastern District of California. In that period of time the population of the district has grown 220%. The judges of the Eastern District routinely carry one of the heaviest caseloads in the country. For the last decade the Judicial Conference has recommended adding up to six judges to the Eastern District bench. This continuing crisis, if left unaddressed, will soon result in serious and catastrophic consequences...

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