Cornyn Introduces Eastern District Judicial Nominee In Committee Hearing


In: All News   Posted 09/03/2003
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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced Judge Marcia A. Crone at her nomination hearing to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday. U.S. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn recommended Crone to President Bush for nomination earlier this year. Cornyn made the following statement to introduce Judge Crone:"Thank you for calling this hearing, Mr. Chairman, and for providing me with the opportunity to introduce Judge Marcia A. Crone, nominated to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas."Judge Crone is an outstanding nominee with a fine legal mind and fair judicial disposition. If confirmed, she would be a welcome addition to the Eastern District of Texas."Judge Crone has served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Texas since 1992. Throughout her tenure on the federal bench, she has authored approximately 700 opinions, over 130 of which are published."Judge Crone is an active member of several legal organizations in the Houston area. She has served as President, National Delegate, and Member of the Board of Directors of the South Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She has also been an active member of the Houston Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, the Federal Magistrate Judges Association, and both the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations."Prior to her service as a U.S. magistrate judge, she practiced law for fourteen years."Judge Crone is a native Texan. Born in Dallas, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her law degree from the University of Houston. A mother of two, Judge Crone is also an active member of her community. She is a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, the Houston World Affairs Council, and the P.T.A. at Second Baptist School, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society."In short, Judge Crone is an outstanding nominee with solid credentials and a reputation for fairness and impartiality. I support her nomination and hope the committee will give her every consideration.”