- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a story Jan. 16 about the nomination of Richard Boulware, The Associated Press reported erroneously his status on the U.S. District Court in Nevada if confirmed. He would be the second black to serve on the bench, not the first.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Obama nominates Las Vegas lawyer for judgeship

Obama nominates Las Vegas lawyer Richard Boulware for federal judgeship in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas attorney is being nominated for a federal judgeship in Nevada.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Jan. 16 that President Obama nominated Richard Boulware for the post. Reid recommended Boulware for the lifetime appointment.

If confirmed by the Senate, Boulware would be the second black to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada. The first was Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson, who joined the district court in 1997. She now sits on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A Nevada native, Boulware earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a law degree from Columbia Law School.

He is currently an assistant in the Federal Public Defender’s Office. He is also former vice president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller who blocked a previous judicial nomination over Second Amendment concerns said Boulware is an excellent choice for the bench.

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