Extend Deadline to Accept Applications for U.S. District Judgeship Vacancy in Ohio's Southern Dist. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) extended the application deadline to accept applications to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to April 26.
BigNews.Biz - Apr 15,2017 - Portman, Brown Extend Deadline to Accept Applications for U.S. District Judgeship Vacancy in Ohio's Southern District
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) extended the application deadline to accept applications to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to April 26. The Honorable Thomas Rose recently announced that he is retiring from his position and will take Senior Status, creating another vacancy in the Southern District. The Southern District has court locations in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton and serves more than five million Ohioans in 48 counties.
Portman and Brown began accepting applications to fill the other vacancies on the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio and Northern District of Ohio in March. The Honorable Gregory L. Frost retired from his position, creating the vacancy in the Southern District and the Honorable Donald C. Nugent retired from his position, creating the vacancy in the Northern District.
Candidates can download applications here or can request them by emailing Ohio_Nominations@portman.senate.gov. The completed application must be sent to Ohio_Nominations@portman.senate.gov by the close of business on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Please also mail 25 copies of the application to: Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman 37 West Broad Street, Suite 300 Columbus, Ohio 43215.
“We want to thank Judge Rose for his service toward the administration of justice and the people of Ohio,” said Portman. “The commission will weigh the best candidates and give Ohioans an opportunity to have input on the selection.”
“I thank Judge Rose for his many years of dedicated and thoughtful public service,” said Brown. “I know the commission is devoted to finding the best possible candidates to continue his important work.”
NOTE: The President of the United States nominates U.S. District Court Judges based on recommendations from U.S. Senators. Nominees must then be confirmed by the full U.S. Senate. U.S. District Courts are general trial courts which hear both civil and criminal cases.
In the interest of identifying the best possible judicial candidates for Ohio’s federal bench, Portman and Brown are working to establish a bipartisan judicial advisory commission. Members of the commission will be chosen by both senators to review applications and recommend candidates for this vacancy. This is a process that was first established by Brown and former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH).