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Cornyn, Cruz Announce Application Process for Texas Judgeships

Qualified attorneys are invited to seek appointments for vacancies in western and eastern districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to the Senators. The vacancies are in the Western (Midland) and Eastern (Plano) Districts.

"Texans deserve the best and brightest minds on the bench, and as a former judge, I encourage all interested candidates to step up and answer the calling for public service," Sen. Cornyn said.

"The FJEC selection process ensures Texans have the best, most qualified judges and prosecutors defending their rights in court," said Sen. Cruz. "Texas is blessed with many exceptional candidates with a deep respect for the rule of law, and I encourage them to 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, May 8, 2015. 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: Ryan Newman