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Norton Commission Accepting Applications for Vacancy on U.S. District Court for District of Columbia

Wednesday, January 18, 2012  
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Applications are due before 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012. The Commission will vet and interview applicants and send several applicants to the Congresswoman, who will then make her recommendation to President Barack Obama. Applications are available online on Congresswoman Norton’s website at

Criteria for evaluating candidates include: integrity, professional skills and experience, impartiality, industry, good health, high respect in the legal and local community, respect for the Bill of Rights and for the rights of all litigants, entities and parties, judicial temperament, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, demonstrated commitment to equal justice, and decisiveness.
Diversity also is important in federal appointments. Applicants must submit 20 completed copies of the application to the Office of Pauline A. Schneider, Chair, Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Columbia Center, 1152 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012.

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