Obama Nominates Dallas Judge Irma Ramirez for Federal Bench

Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas since 2002.  Prior to her appointment to the court, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, working in the Civil Division from 1995 to 1999 and the Criminal Division from 1999 to 2002.  Judge Ramirez began her legal career working as an associate for the law firm Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, PC (now Locke Lord LLP) from 1991 to 1995.  She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law (now Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law) in 1991 and her B.A. from West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) in 1986.

The White House issued a statement today announcing President Obama’s nomination of six  to Serve on the United States District Courts.

The President Obama nominated Judge Walter David Counts, III, Judge E. Scott Frost, James Wesley Hendrix, Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez, Karen Gren Scholer, and  Kathleen Marie Sweet to serve on the United States District Courts.  Five of these nominees are for Texas courts.

“Throughout their careers, these nominees have displayed unwavering commitment to justice and integrity,” said President Obama.  “Their records are distinguished and impressive, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well from the United States District Court bench.  I am honored to nominate them today.”

The nominees will have to go through the same process as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee in order to get confirmed.  However, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have both approved all of these nominees.  So their confirmation should be forthcoming.





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