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Monday, April 14, 2014

Courts - The process for filling the upcoming vacancy resulting from Judge Barker's decision to take senior status

Here is a news release:

Washington, D.C. – Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats today announced the process for candidates interested in the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Judge Sarah Evans Barker recently announced her intention to take senior status effective June 30, 2014.

Donnelly said, “I thank Judge Sarah Evans Barker for her thirty years of service on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. We have been very lucky to have the benefit of her wisdom and judgment. A Mishawaka, Indiana native, she has dedicated most of her career to government service. In addition to her tenure on the District Court, Judge Barker served as a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and on the staff of a U.S. Senator, U.S. Senate Committee, and a U.S. Representative. She has also spent time in private practice. I look forward to working with Senator Coats to review applications of qualified candidates to replace Judge Barker on the District Court.”

Coats said, “I thank Judge Barker for her many years of distinguished service on the federal bench and wish her the best during this transition to senior status. Hoosiers are fortunate that we will continue to benefit from her wisdom. Federal judges are appointed for life and play a crucial role in our judicial system. One of my Constitutionally defined duties as a Senator is to provide advice and consent to the President on federal judicial nominees, and I take this responsibility seriously.”

To apply, interested candidates should visit www.donnelly.senate.gov/judge and be prepared to submit an application highlighting their qualifications for the position and reason for seeking nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Applications are due no later than 5 PM EDT on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 14, 2014 12:03 PM
Posted to Courts in general