Cornyn Announces Hearing Next Week for Texas Judicial Nominees


In: All News   Posted 09/01/2016
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DALLAS– Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that he will Chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week for five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The nominees were nominated earlier this year after being recommended by Senators Cornyn and Cruz to the President.

“The powerful responsibility of our judicial system demands, and Texans deserve, impartial jurists of the highest caliber,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I was proud to recommend each of these well-qualified candidates to the President, and I’m looking forward to hearing from each of them next week.”

Each of these nominees was recommended to the White House after being screened by the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC). Senators Cornyn and Cruz established this panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill judicial vacancies. This panel reviews applications, interviews candidates, and makes recommendations to the Senators.

Judge Walter David Counts, III:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas 
Judge E. Scott Frost:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 
James Wesley Hendrix:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 
Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas  
Karen Gren Scholer:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas