The United States District Court for the District of Nevada announces that District Judge James Mahan will be taking senior status June 29, 2018. Upon taking senior status, Judge Mahan will maintain his current caseload and will continue to receive new case assignments; however, senior judges are authorized to request a lower caseload. Judge Mahan was nominated by Senator John Ensign, appointed by President George W. Bush and formally took the oath of office on February 1, 2002. The Court extends its thanks to Judge Mahan for his excellent service to the federal judiciary and the community. The President of the United States determines who will fill the vacant seat. The District of Nevada currently has one other vacant seat created in February 2016.