Senators Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

Friday, June 09, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing


The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2023.


“I am confident that there are many qualified people in our state who are ready to serve on the federal bench. I strongly encourage those interested in serving to apply,” said Senator Stabenow. 


“Federal judges make decisions that directly affect Michiganders,” said Senator Peters. “With this upcoming vacancy in the Eastern District of Michigan, I encourage all qualified applicants interested in public service and administering justice fairly to apply.”


It is the Senate’s tradition for both home state Senators to recommend judicial nominees to the President for consideration. After someone is nominated, it is Senate procedure for the home state senators to agree to consideration of a nominee before the Senate Judiciary Committee conducts hearings and votes. This is commonly called the “blue slip” process. Nominations approved by the Committee are then considered by the full Senate.


Senators Stabenow and Peters will continue to listen to public input and consult with Michigan’s legal community to ensure that our state is served by highly qualified, fair and impartial judges who put the people of Michigan first.


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