Gotham District Courthouse
Gotham District
General Information
Official name: Gotham City District Courthouse
Created by: Christopher Nolan
First Appearance: Batman Begins

The Dark Knight

Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Country: United States of America
State: Gotham
Locale: Gotham City

Gotham District Courthouse is a rambling old pseudo-Roman court courthouse containing the general trial courts in Gotham City's federal court system, located at the corner of Badger Boulevard and Olsen Street in Downtown Gotham City.

History Edit

Batman Begins Edit

Originally erected by Alan Wayne some time after the Civil War, the building itself was later refurbished by Thomas Wayne into housing Gotham City's primary court for criminal cases. When Joe Chill offered to testify against Carmine Falcone and his control over Gotham through organized crime, his trial took place in this courthouse when the corrupt Judge Faden insisted on making it a public hearing. As it turned out, Faden was actually paid off by Falcone to draw out Chill, who was eventually gunned down by one of Falcone's assassins, leaving the entire Gotham justice system defenseless against the crime lord's crime family without their ace in the hole.