WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Nov. 30, 2017, the Honorable Robert C. Brack announced his intention to assume senior status after 15 years of distinguished service on the federal bench. Judge Brack’s announcement, effective July 25, 2018, will create a vacancy in Las Cruces for a U.S. District Judge for the District of New Mexico.
On Dec. 26, 2017, the Honorable Christina Armijo announced her intention to assume senior status after 16 years of distinguished service on the federal bench, including more than five years as Chief Judge for the District. Judge Armijo’s announcement, effective Feb. 7, 2018, will create a vacancy in Albuquerque on the U.S. District Court.
In accordance with their constitutional responsibility as senators to provide advice and consent with respect to federal appointments, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, with the assistance of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, will recommend to the president a short list of qualified candidates for each of the positions.
Udall, Heinrich and Pearce have decided to extend the deadline for the Las Cruces vacancy. Individuals who are interested in either the Las Cruces or the Albuquerque position must complete and return an application no later than Feb. 23, 2018. To download the application and instructions, click here.