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Eastern District of California

Eastern District of California


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 California County 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.


July 2016
Issue No. 2

The U.S. Attorney's Report to the District

Diverse Communities United

The month of June this year marked the annual LGBT Pride Month.  At the Department of Justice’s observance program, which we replayed by video in my office for our employees, Attorney General Loretta Lynch noted the progress made in recent years on issues of importance to the LGBT community and to our nation as a whole:  adoption of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military, signing of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act with its new protections for LGBT survivors of domestic violence, and the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.  Also in June, our country added its first National Park Service site highlighting the history of the LGBT community when the President designated the Stonewall Inn and surrounding land in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a new national monument.  In June 1969, opposition to police raids on a bar there led to protests and helped spark the national movement for LGBT rights.  


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