November 7, 2019

Young and Braun Seek Applicants for Federal Judicial Appointment

SOUTH BEND, Ind.– U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they are seeking applications for qualified individuals to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana based in South Bend. Chief Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann, who was appointed to the Northern District of Indiana in 2003 by President George W. Bush, will take Senior Status beginning January 2021. 


Individuals can access the applicant questionnaire here. Two physical copies of the application must be submitted by December 9, 2019, to Senator Young’s Indianapolis office located at 251 North Illinois Street, Suite 120, Indianapolis, IN 46204. 


“One of my first priorities when I came to the Senate was finding the best legal minds in Indiana to fill federal judicial vacancies in our state. The five outstanding nominees we recommended to President Trump are today servingon the bench, and now we have another opportunity to appoint a faithful Constitutionalist to Indiana’s Northern District Court,” said Senator Young. “I encourage all qualified Hoosiers to apply.” 


“President Trump has kept his promise to nominate judges who will interpret the Constitution as it was written and I look forward to helping him find another well-qualified Hoosier to serve our country,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun.  


According to the Constitution, the President makes judicial nominations with the advice and consent of the Senate. Traditionally, Senators from the state make recommendations to the White House.