Edward J. Schwartz United States Courthouse

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Edward J. Schwartz United States Courthouse
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General information
Location940 Front Street
San Diego, California
United States
Coordinates32°42′54″N 117°09′55″W / 32.714944°N 117.165177°W / 32.714944; -117.165177Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′55″W / 32.714944°N 117.165177°W / 32.714944; -117.165177
ClientDistrict Court for the Southern District of California
OwnerGeneral Services Administration
Technical details
Floor area895,000 sq ft (83,148 m2)

The Edward J. Schwartz United States Courthouse is a courthouse building located in San Diego, California. It is a courthouse for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The 103rd Congress designated the building under H.R. 3770 in 1994, which became Public Law 103-228. The Courthouse is one of the busiest federal court houses in the nation.[1] The courthouse is 895,000 square feet.[1]

The building is named for District Court Judge Edward Joseph Schwartz.

On May 4, 2008, Rachel Lynn Carlock and her boyfriend Donny Love Sr. placed three pipe bombs at the front door. The bomb went off without injuring anyone and only shattering the doors to the courthouse.[2]

A proposed annex grew to become an additional federal court building, the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. courthouse plan draws fire". SignOn San Diego. 2005. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "San Diego Woman Sentenced for Courthouse Bombing". San Diego 6. November 2, 2001. Retrieved November 21, 2011.

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