Marco Rubio Urges Judicial Advisory Commission to Start Accepting Applications

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., charged his Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC) for the 117th Congress to begin accepting applications.

The JAC closely resembles Rubio’s bipartisan commission for the 116th Congress. Prior to that, Rubio partnered with then-U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., for eight years on a similar bipartisan commission.

Former Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera serves as the JAC’s statewide chair. Leonard Collins chairs the Northern District JAC. Domingo Sanchez chairs the Middle District JAC. Manny Kadre chairs the Southern District JAC. All four served in the same capacity for Rubio’s commission in the 116th Congress and the Rubio-Nelson commission in the 115th Congress.

Since 2017 the U.S. Senate has confirmed a dozen Florida district court judges recommended by Rubio, and those judges averaged nearly 70 votes in favor.

The full text of Rubio’s letter to Lopez-Cantera is below.

Dear Carlos:

Pursuant to the rules governing my Judicial Advisory Commission, I ask that the commission immediately begin its selection process by accepting applications and subsequently identifying and recommending finalists to me for the following positions:

Southern District of Florida:

Please provide me with the names of two finalists to be U.S. District Judge.

Please provide me with the names of three finalists to be U.S. Attorney.

Please provide me with the names of three finalists to be U.S. Marshal.

Middle District of Florida:

Please provide me with the names of three finalists to be U.S. Attorney.

Please provide me with the names of three finalists to be U.S. Marshal.

Northern District of Florida:

Please provide me with the names of three finalists to be U.S. Attorney.

Please provide me with the names of three finalists to be U.S. Marshal.

I look forward to receiving your recommendations.

 

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