President Taps Nominees for Judgeships in Four States
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton announced selections for federal judgeships in Kentucky, Texas, Indiana and South Dakota on Monday.
Clinton’s choice for the western district of Kentucky, Michael Troop, has been campaign manager for Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Ky., since 1991. Earlier, Troop was commissioner of the Kentucky State Police and secretary of the Justice Cabinet. He is a former trial commissioner of the Hopkins County District Court and a business law professor at the University of Mississippi.
Gaynelle Jones, counsel in the Houston law firm of Vinson and Elkins, was named by Clinton to be U.S. attorney in the southern district of Texas. The 44-year-old Jones was assistant U.S. attorney there from 1988 to 1992, handling bank and tax fraud cases. She left to serve temporarily as justice of the First Court of Appeals in Houston. A Texas native, Jones was also on the faculty of the National College of District Attorneys.
For the southern district of Indiana, Clinton nominated Judith A. Stewart, a judge on the Brown County District Circuit Court since 1991. Before that, Stewart worked in general litigation with the Indianapolis firm of Lewis, Bowman, St. Clair and Wagner.
Karen E. Schreier, 36, is Clinton’s nominee for the federal judgeship in the district of South Dakota. She is a partner in the law firm of Hagen, Schreier and Archer in Sioux Falls, where she has specialized in civil litigation, administrative law, appellate, probate and estate planning since 1982. Schreier was formerly a law clerk to South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Francis G. Dunn.
The nominations are subject to Senate confirmation.