Nebraska’s U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer today announced the application process for filling a forthcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. Recently, Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp announced her transition from active service to senior status effective December 1, 2018.
 
Under the U.S. Constitution, judicial nominations are made by the president “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.” Typically, home state senators work with the Office of White House Counsel to select qualified candidates to fill U.S. District Court judgeship vacancies.

Senators Sasse and Fischer invite applications from qualified Nebraskans. Individuals interested in applying for the vacancy should review the following details.

Applicants must complete a comprehensive questionnaire detailing a candidate’s background and qualifications. Candidates must respond to all questions, except 20, 22, 23, and 26. Please note that personal financial data will be required at a later date for finalists. This information is required by both the White House and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary before a finalist may move forward in the confirmation process. Click here for the questionnaire. 
 
All questionnaires should be submitted with a letter of interest. References and letters of recommendation are welcome. The letter of interest, questionnaire, and any accompanying documents must be either emailed to Judiciary_Vacancy@sasse.senate.gov and to Judicial_Vacancy@fischer.senate.gov by January 18, 2018, or postmarked to Senator Sasse’s and Senator Fischer's Washington offices by January 12, 2018. Candidates submitting by mail should address all materials to Senator Sasse at 136 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510 and Senator Fischer at 454 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510.

For questions about these processes, please contact Senator Sasse’s Washington office at 202-224-4224 or Senator Fischer’s Washington office at 202-224-6551.