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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri|
|Station:||Kansas City, MO|
|Active:||1992 - Present|
|Home State:||Salina, KS|
|Bachelors:||Louisiana State U., 1975|
|Law School:||Louisiana State U. Law, J.D., 1977|
Sarah W. Hays is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. She was appointed to this position in 1992.
Early life and education
Judge Hays was born in 1953, in Salina, KS. She earned her bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 1975. In 1977, she received her J.D. from the same school.
- Law Clerk to Hon. Judge Russell G. Clark, 1977-1980
- Associate, Gage & Tucker, 1980-1986
- Of Counsel/Partner, Morrison & Hecker, 1986-1992
Midwest dog-fighting case
A notable case on this page needs to be updated.
Judge Hays was the presiding over the appearance of Rick P. Hihath and Cris E. Bottcher of which on July 10, 2009 was released $10,000 bond. The two men were are part of a twenty six person group who are charged for their involvement in a multi-state dog-fighting ring. In administering the bail requirements, Judge Hays also ordered that both men have no contact with dogs and refrain from gambling. 
CLICK HERE for a copy of the grand jury indictment.
- List of magistrate judges for the Western District of Missouri
- The Robing Room - Ratings of Judge Hays
|Magistrate judges||Sarah Hays • Robert Larsen • John Maughmer • James England • Matt Whitworth • David P. Rush •|
|Former Article III judges||
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. • Robert William Wells • John Gibson • Arnold Krekel • John Finis Philips • Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh • Albert Reeves • Merrill Otis • John Collet • Richard Dorr • William Collinson • Richard Duncan • Joseph Stevens • Harris Wangelin • Brook Bartlett • William Becker • Russell Clark • Floyd Gibson • Albert Ridge • Charles Whittaker • Elmo Hunter • John Oliver • Ross Roberts • Randle Smith •
|Former Chief judges||
Dean Whipple • Scott Wright • Howard Sachs • Albert Reeves • Richard Duncan • Joseph Stevens • Brook Bartlett • William Becker • Russell Clark • Floyd Gibson • Albert Ridge • Elmo Hunter • John Oliver • Randle Smith •