Applications being sought for federal judicial, US Attorney vacancies

Indiana Sen. Todd Young is taking applications for several vacancies in federal federal court as well as U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal positions.

The president nominates the individuals for these offices as required by the Constitution. Traditionally, the home state senators make recommendations to the White House and since Young is a Republican like President Donald Trump, he will solicit the applications and submit the candidates.

Young has spoken with Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly about the process, according to Donnelly’s office.

Applicants are being sought for judicial vacancies in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne division and South Bend division; and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis division.

In addition, applicants are being sought for U.S. Attorney in both the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana as well as U.S. Marshal in both the Northern and Southern district of Indiana.

Individuals can download the applications by visiting Todd Young's website.

Applications are due by March 13.

“Indiana currently has multiple vacancies that are creating a strain on our justice system,” Young said in a press release. “It’s my mission to recommend qualified, trustworthy Hoosiers to the President to fill these roles as soon as possible.”

In January 2016, former President Barack Obama nominated two candidates for the Indiana judicial vacancies. Winfield Ong, nominee for the Southern District of Indiana, was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee but never received a full vote by the U.S. Senate. Myra Selby, nominee for the 7th Circuit, was not given a hearing by the Judiciary Committee because former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats withheld his support.

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