Norton Thanks Biden for Granting Her Senatorial Courtesy for Federal Nominations in D.C. Applications Open for U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals

Jan 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that President-elect Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted her senatorial courtesy for U.S. District Court judges, the U.S. Attorney, and the two U.S. Marshals for the District of Columbia. As she did during the Clinton and Obama administrations, Norton will establish a nominating commission, comprised of lawyers and non-lawyers from all eight wards in D.C., to screen applicants and to make recommendations to her for these positions. In the meantime, Norton is asking D.C. residents who are interested in serving as U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court to submit an application for these positions to her office.

“I thank President-elect Biden for giving me senatorial courtesy,” Norton said. “The president-elect, who supports D.C. statehood, recognizes that giving D.C. a role in nominations is an element of equal citizenship. Even before we achieve statehood and can elect senators, D.C. residents deserve the same role in selecting the federal officials who enforce federal law in the District that other Americans have in states. This is particularly important for the U.S. Attorney for D.C., who enforces both D.C. criminal and federal laws and whose major docket is D.C. criminal cases.

The application for U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court and U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court consists of a resume, cover letter, and three references.*

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*The application process has closed.