The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Eastern District of California is one of the largest judicial districts in the country, both in terms of population and land mass. It has almost eight million residents and encompasses six large urban areas: Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton,Vallejo, and Fairfield. It extends over 87,000 square miles, 45% of which is federal land and includes 34 counties reaching from the Oregon border in the north down to Bakersfield in the south, and from the coastal mountains in the west, to the Nevada border in the east. (Click here for the CaliforniaCounty map of the Eastern District.) The attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California are proud to represent residents of this large and culturally diverse district. It is the mission and the pledge of this office to represent the United States with determination, professionalism, and integrity.
Issue No. 54
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
One of the important aspects of work done by this office that is often overlooked, particularly in the media, is the litigation of appeals. Our work is not done when a criminal defendant is convicted, or, in a civil case, when a final judgment is issued in the district court. Appeals from the Eastern District of California go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which has federal appellate jurisdiction over a vast area of nine states and two overseas territories, including a total of 15 federal judicial districts. Because of the high caseloads in this district, the Eastern District of California is second only to the Central District, which includes Los Angeles, as a source district for appeals to the Ninth Circuit.
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