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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Nevada|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||10/26/2005 - 9/15/2009|
|Preceded by:||Howard McKibben|
|Succeeded by:||Gloria M. Navarro|
|Undergraduate:||University of Nevada, Reno (1986)|
|Law School:||Ohio State University's Michael E. Moritz College of Law (1989)|
Brian Edward Sandoval was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Sandoval joined the court in October 2005 after being nominated by President George W. Bush, and in August of 2009, tendered his resignation from the court effective September 15, 2009. Sandoval was elected Governor of Nevada in 2010.
Early life and education
A native of California, Sandoval graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1986 with his bachelor's degree and later graduated from the Ohio State University's Michael E. Moritz College of Law in 1989 with his J.D..
Sandoval served as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Nevada from 1989 to 2002. From 1994 to 1998, Sandoval served as a member of the Nevada State Assembly. He was the first Hispanic elected statewide. From 1998 to 2001, Sandoval served on the Nevada Gaming Commission. In 2002, Sandoval was elected to be Nevada's Attorney General. Sandoval was sworn into office in 2003 and served in that capacity until his appointment to the federal bench in 2005.
District of Nevada
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Sandoval was nominated by George W. Bush on March 1, 2005 to fill a seat vacated by Howard McKibben. Sandoval was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 24, 2005 and received his commission on October 26, 2005.
Federal seat resignation
In what was considered a surprise announcement, Judge Sandoval announced on August 14, 2009 that he would resign from his lifetime seat on the federal bench. His resignation was effective September 15, 2009. Sandoval was succeeded in this position by Gloria M. Navarro.
Bid for Governor of Nevada
Sandoval announced on September 15, 2009 that he plans to run in the Republican primaries for Governor of Nevada against incumbent Jim Gibbons. Sandoval is the first federal judge ever to retire from a lifetime seat in order to pursue politics, according to retired state archivist Guy Rocha.
- RGJ "Sandoval ramps up Nevada governor campaign," February 12, 2010
- Judge Sandoval's Biography at the Federal Judicial Center
- Associated Press "US Judge Sandoval resigns; return to NV politics?" August 14, 2009
- Myers, Dennis (2004-12-02). "Citizen Reid". Reno News & Review. http://www.newsreview.com/reno/content?oid=23692. Retrieved on 2009-08-24.
- "Nominations of John Richard Smoak, of Florida, to be District Judget for the Northern District of Florida; Brian Edward Sandoval, of Nevada, to be District Judge for the District of Nevada; Harry Sandlin Mattice, Jr., of Tennessee, to be District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee; Margaret Mary Sweeney, of Virginia, to be a Judge for the United States Court of Federal Claims; and Thomas Craig Wheeler, of Maryland, to be a Judge for the United States Court of Federal Claims". Government Printing Office. 2005-09-29. http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=109_senate_hearings&docid=f:27745.wais. Retrieved on 2009-08-24.
- "Senate Judiciary Committee" Nominations of the 109th Congress, February 4, 2009
- Las Vegas Review Journal "Sandoval to resign from federal court" August 14, 2009
- "Sandoval, former U.S. district judge, to run for governor" Las Vegas Review-Journal, September 16, 2009
- Reno Gazette-Journal "Sandoval gives up his seat as judge" August 14, 2009
- Brietbart.com "Brian Sandoval defeats Gov. Jim Gibbons, win GOP nomination in Nevada," June 8, 2010
- Politico "Brian Sandoval wins, Harry Reid gets Sharron Angle," June 9, 2010
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Nevada
Gloria M. Navarro
|Magistrate judges||Valerie Cooke • Robert McQuaid, Jr. • George Foley • Peggy Leen • Vincent Ferenbach • Carl Hoffman • William Cobb • Nancy J. Koppe •|
|Former Article III judges||
Alexander White Baldwin • Edgar Winters Hillyer • George Myron Sabin • Thomas Porter Hawley • Edward Silsby Farrington • Brian Sandoval • Edward Reed • Frank Herbert Norcross • Johnnie Rawlinson • Harry Claiborne • Roger Foley • Roger T. Foley • David Hagen • Bruce Thompson • John Rolly Ross •
|Former Chief judges|