How Is Senator Sasse Involved in This Process?

As outlined in the U.S. Constitution, United States Senators have a responsibility to provide advice and consent to the President on federal judicial nominations. A key part of this role is that Senators recommend individuals to the President to serve in the following capacities:

  • U.S. 8th Circuit Court Judges*
  • U.S. District Court Judges
  • U.S. Attorneys  
  • U.S. Marshals  

To provide a thorough review of all candidates, Senator Sasse has gathered a Nebraska Justice and Judicial Nominations Advisory Commission. This independent body of well-respected Nebraska leaders will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to Senator Sasse. 

* The nomination process for 8th Circuit judges is being conducted jointly with Senator Fischer. Learn more about this process here.

How Does One Apply?

Below are our office's questionnaires for each type of vacancy. 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 OR mail a physical copy to
Senator Sasse
136 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20510

Our Advisory Committee accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants are advised to apply at their earliest convenience, and not to wait for a vacancy to arise. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call our Washington, D.C. office at (202)-224-4224.