Marina Garcia Marmolejo is one step closer to becoming a U.S. district court judge after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed her nomination yesterday. Marmolejo, currently a partner in Reid Collins Tsai in Austin, was approved by the committee to take a bench in the Laredo Division in the Southern District of Texas. Marmolejo, who still must be confirmed by the full Senate, declines comment via e-mail. “I’m pleased the committee approved Ms. Marmolejo’s nomination, and I’m confident the Senate will follow suit. Her record clearly demonstrates she is well qualified, and I know she will make an outstanding addition to the federal bench in Texas,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the judiciary committee, writes in a press release. Marmolejo has worked as a federal public defender and as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District.
-- John Council