Senators Hutchison, Cornyn Recommend Judge For The Northern District Of Texas

In: All News   Posted 09/09/2003

WASHINGTON – Today Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn submitted the name of U.S. Attorney Jane Boyle to the president to serve as the next U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. If appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Boyle would replace Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, who announced last week that he would be taking senior status on the court upon his 70th birthday. The Northern District covers 100 counties, including the cities of Dallas-Ft. Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo and Wichita Falls."We recommend Jane J. Boyle for your consideration to fill the federal judgeship vacancy in Dallas, Texas,” the senators wrote. “For the past seventeen months, Ms. Boyle has served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas."We firmly believe Jane Boyle meets the high standards expected of United States District Court Judges,” the senators added.Last year, Ms. Boyle was appointed by President George W. Bush to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District after a long and distinguished legal career in Texas. Prior to that selection, she served as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District for twelve years, earning significant judicial experience in the region.Ms. Boyle also worked for a number of years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County. She earned a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1981 and graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977. Ms. Boyle has been published in numerous legal periodicals, including the Texas Bar Journal."Jane has proven her merit and is well known and respected throughout the Northern District,” Sen. Hutchison said. “She is uniquely qualified for this position, and I am pleased to recommend her.”"Jane’s boundless energy, remarkable experience, and knowledge of the law make her an exceptional candidate for the federal bench,” Sen. Cornyn said. “She has done an outstanding job as U.S. Attorney in Dallas, and I’m confident that she will continue to serve Texas and the nation with excellence.”