Virginia Senators begin search for District Court Judge

Virginia’s Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced they are now accepting applications for the United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

The Western District of the U.S. District Courts includes most of the listening area such as Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren, and Page Counties.

The new selection will succeed Judge Michael F. Urbanski, who will assume senior status effective July 4, 2024.

The state will utilize an independent panel of lawyers assembled by the senators to review applications and interview qualified candidates.

Senators Warner and Kaine will use their recommendations and input from other experts, practitioners and bar associations to help form their decision.

That decision then goes to the president and the White House will then nominate an individual to be confirmed by the full Senate.

The application period closes on August 14th, 2023.

Interested applicants, click here

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NGA celebrates 25 years

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

Senator Mark Warner co-sponsored the bill and is the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The NGA headquarters are also located in his district, in Springfield, Virginia.

The intelligence agency collects, analyzes and distributes geospatial information to service members and politicians across the country.

Senator Warner praised their efforts in a statement and claimed the agency’s work is crucial to protecting American citizens and enhancing national security. 

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