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Cornyn, Cruz Announce Application Process for Texas Judgeships

Invite Qualified Attorneys to Seek Appointment for Vacancies in Northern and Southern Districts

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today announced that they are accepting applications for two judicial vacancies in Texas. The Senators established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys and judges in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill vacancies. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC), will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to the Senators. The vacancies are in the Southern (Galveston) and Northern (Dallas) Districts.

“Texans deserve the finest legal minds and ablest professionals to serve as U.S. District Judges throughout our state’s federal judicial districts,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Public service is a great calling, and, as a former judge, I encourage everyone who is interested in serving in these important positions to apply.”

“This FJEC panel will ensure Texans have the best, most qualified judges and prosecutors defending their rights in court,” said Sen. Cruz. “We have an abundant pool of qualified legal experts in Texas who would serve our state well, and I look forward to seeing an exceptional group of applicants pursue these important judicial positions.”

Sens. Cornyn and Cruz invite qualified attorneys to seek appointment by submitting their resumes and completed questionnaires to both lawmakers’ offices. The questionnaire is available here.

Completed application packets must be received at the below email addresses no later than Friday, August 1, 2014. Email is strongly recommended because of delays due to security procedures involving Congressional mail. Submitted questionnaires will be reviewed by the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, and selected candidates will be interviewed.

Questions regarding applications may also be directed to the contacts listed below:

U.S. Senator John Cornyn
Attn: Noah Phillips

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
Attn: Scott Keller