Cornyn, Cruz on Nomination of Ada Brown as U.S. District Judge in Dallas

In: All News   Posted 03/15/2019

WASHINGTON-- U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statements after President Trump nominated Ada Brown to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas:

“Ada’s experience as a litigator, prosecutor, and state judge make her a prime candidate for this position,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I know she’ll serve her fellow Texans well on the federal bench, and I thank the Trump Administration for nominating her to this position.” 

“I am pleased to see President Trump continue forward with fulfilling promises made to the American people to confirm constitutionalist judges through the nomination of Ada Brown to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “I look forward to working with Senator Cornyn and our colleagues to see Brown’s nomination confirmed to fill this crucial Northern Texas District Court vacancy.”

The Senators recommended this nominee to President Trump following an extensive review and interview process of the candidate pool by the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC).  Sen. Cornyn and Sen. Cruz established the FJEC, a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas, to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill judicial vacancies. The panel reviewed applications, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations to the Senators, who interviewed individuals before making their recommendations to the President.

Ada E. Brown of Texas is a Justice on Texas’ Fifth Court of Appeals.  Before joining the appellate court in 2013, Justice Brown practiced at McKool Smith in Dallas, Texas, where her practice focused on commercial litigation and patent infringement matters.  She also served as a judge on the Dallas County Criminal Court and as a prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.  Justice Brown has served as Commissioner for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education and as Commissioner for the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Justice Brown received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A., manga cum laude, from Spelman College.