2024 Judicial Vacancy on US District Court in Oregon

Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley are seeking applications to fill an upcoming judicial vacancy that will occur when US District Court Judge Marco Hernandez retires from regular active service in August 2024 and moves to senior judge status.

Applications are being accepted through April 7. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and completed application to Senator Wyden’s office by the April 7 deadline.

The application can be found here: https://www.wyden.senate.gov/download/application-for-judicial-vacancies

Contact Elise Gaffney (elise_gaffney@wyden.senate.gov, 503.729.7632) with application-related questions.

“Judge Hernandez has dedicated his career to justice, serving with distinction as a federal judge in our state for more than a decade after coming to the U.S. District Court with a diverse history of representing farm workers for Oregon Legal Services and then going on to work as a prosecutor in Washington County before becoming a state court judge,” Wyden and Merkley said.

 “We thank Judge Hernandez for his stellar service on the federal bench and for all that he’s done to advance the cause of justice for all Oregonians,” the senators said. “In consultation with the White House, we will work with a judicial selection committee in Oregon to provide a strong field of nominees for President Biden to consider for this upcoming vacancy.

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