If you answered yes to most of those questions, U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn would love to hear from you. Both Republicans are soliciting applications for vacant U.S. district court benches in those cities, according to a May 18 announcement on their websites.
Long ago, the two senators set up a bipartisan panel of attorneys in Texas, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, to help identify candidates, review applications, interview candidates and make recommendations to the senators.
"Texans deserve the finest legal minds and ablest professionals to serve as U.S. District Judges throughout our state’s four federal judicial districts. 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,” writes Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a press release.
“Texas has a long history of being served by accomplished judges,” Hutchison writes in a press release. “Serving on the federal bench is one of our most important judicial positions. I look forward to working with interested candidates and making a recommendation to the President.”
Applications can be found at www.hutchison.senate.gov or www.cornyn.senate.gov. But hurry. Completed application must be submitted via e-mail at FJEC@hutchison.senate.gov or FJEC@cornyn.senate.gov. no later than June 1. Email is strongly recommended because of delays due to the enhanced security procedures involving Congressional mail.
--- John Council