Senator Cornyn

Cornyn, Coons, Colleagues’ Bill to Protect State and Local Judges Passes Senate

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statements after their Countering Threats and Attacks on Our Judges Act, which would establish a State Judicial Threat Intelligence and Resource Center to provide technical assistance, training, and threat monitoring for state and local […]

Cornyn Backs House-Passed FISA Reforms

News Information acquired through Section 702 has helped identify threats against U.S. troops and to thwart planned terrorist attacks. Targeting of American citizens here in the United States is expressly prohibited under 702. Every court that has considered the lawfulness of the 702 program has found that it complies with the Fourth Amendment. WASHINGTON – […]

Cornyn Blasts Dems’ Judicial Intimidation Campaign

News I want to commend Chief Judge Godbey and the judges of the Northern District of Texas [for] resisting this political pressure. Democrats have made clear that they’ll do whatever it takes to secure partisan wins in the courts. The American people can rest assured that Republicans will continue to defend America’s independent judiciary and […]

Cornyn, GOP Colleagues to Judicial Conference: Leave Legislating to Congress

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today sent a letter with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and 17 of their Senate Republican colleagues to Judge Robert Conrad, Director of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, reiterating that the Judicial Conference should not interfere in the legislative process following its recommendation that district […]

Cornyn, Coons, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect State and Local Judges

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced the Countering Threats and Attacks on Our Judges Act, which would establish a State Judicial Threat Intelligence and Resource Center to provide technical assistance, training, and threat monitoring for state and local […]

VIDEO: Cornyn Introduces Nominees for Western District of Texas in Judiciary Hearing

News El Paso and Del Rio have some heavy dockets because of their proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, so these are very important positions that are being nominated today. WASHINGTON – Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Judge Leon Schydlower and Ernesto “Ernest” Gonzalez, judicial nominees for the U.S. […]

Cornyn Calls Out Judicial Nominees for Opposing Religious Freedom

News The fact that Senator Cruz and I have been able to work so effectively with the Biden administration on judicial nominees is proof that cooperation is not just possible, it’s also deeply important. Unfortunately, not all are fit to serve on the bench. We can do much better as a country than Judge Kasubhai, […]

Sen. Cornyn’s 2023 in Review

News Sen. Cornyn Had Five Bills Signed Into Law & Helped Nearly 12,000 Texans with Federal Agencies WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement and background highlighting his office’s accomplishments in constituent services and his legislation signed into law in 2023: “Whether we are helping veterans receive timely care or ensuring […]

Cornyn, Cruz on Gonzalez and Schydlower Nominations for Western District of Texas

News DALLAS – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statements on the nominations of Ernesto “Ernest” Gonzalez and Judge Leon Schydlower for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Del Rio and El Paso, respectively: “With decades of experience in Texas courtrooms, Judge Leon Schydlower and […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Wilson County Judge

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Wilson County Judge Hank Whitman to discuss the importance of securing the southern border, funding services for veterans, and passing government funding bills in a timely manner. See photo attached and below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing to do […]

Cornyn Discusses SCOTUS Code of Conduct, Democrats’ Partisan Subpoena Ploy

News Any decision about the Supreme Court’s rules… should not come from the Congress. It should come from the Court itself, and now it has done so. I hope this development will also encourage the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee to abandon his latest partisan attack on the Court. I urge my colleagues to abandon […]

Cornyn, Cruz on Nomination of John Kazen for U.S. Southern District of Texas

News THE WOODLANDS – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statements on the nomination of John Kazen to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Laredo: “Judge Kazen’s legal acumen, work ethic, and three decades of experience in private practice and public service […]

VIDEO: Cornyn Slams Democrats’ Partisan Attacks on the Supreme Court

News This is just another episode and a long-standing campaign of intimidation and harassment of the Supreme Court and its members. If the Supreme Court last term had decided a bunch of cases the way that our folks on the Democratic side like, we wouldn’t be having this hearing. ‘The United States Senate and some […]

Cornyn, Cruz Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancies in El Paso and McAllen

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that they are accepting applications for judicial vacancies in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. These vacancies are located in El Paso and McAllen, respectively. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel […]

Cornyn: Democrats’ Threats Against Federal Judiciary Must Stop

News We are not here to bully any judge into doing what the Majority Leader wants, or what any of us wants, which would ultimately undermine the legitimacy of the Court. Many in… today’s Democratic party are trying to blur the line between the legislative and judicial branches and act as if the judges are […]