Sentators accepting applications from candidates interested in nomination for federal judgeship, U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal in Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

As the Biden Administration begins, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced they are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge, United States attorney or United States marshal in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. Applicants will be notified of deadlines once vacancies are announced for these positions.

“As Senators representing the State of Michigan, it is our constitutional responsibility to evaluate a nominee’s qualifications, experience and judicial philosophy to ensure their nomination is in the best interest of the people of Michigan,” said Stabenow. “I am confident that there are many qualified people in our state that are ready to serve as federal judge, U.S attorney, or U.S. marshal. I encourage those interested in serving to apply for these important positions.”

“There is a longstanding tradition of Senators evaluating and recommending highly qualified home state candidates for federal judgeship, U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal roles,” said Peters. “Federal judges, U.S. attorneys and marshals make decisions that directly impact the people of Michigan as they work to administer justice fairly and compassionately, and I encourage qualified applicants who are interested in public service to apply.”

It is the Senate’s tradition for both home state Senators to recommend judicial nominees to the President for consideration. After someone is nominated, it is Senate procedure for the home state senators to agree to consideration of a nominee before the Senate Judiciary Committee conducts hearings and votes. This is commonly called the “blue slip” process. Nominations approved by the Committee are then considered by the full Senate.

Stabenow and Peters will continue to listen to public input and consult with Michigan’s legal community to ensure that the state is served by highly qualified, fair and impartial judges that put the people of Michigan first.

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