Friday, September 16, 2011

New Federal Judge for the Western District of Texas

Welcome to the Federal Bench and congratulations on the promotion!

Obama taps El Paso judge for district including S.A.
Senate panel advances others, but wait goes on
By Gary Martin - Express-News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Magistrate Judge David Campos Guaderrama of El Paso was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a judicial vacancy in the Western District of Texas and a Senate committee cleared James Rodney Gilstrap on Thursday to be a federal judge in East Texas.

Guaderrama would fill a vacancy in the Western District, which includes San Antonio, Midland and Del Rio, where caseloads have skyrocketed due to a law enforcement crackdown on smuggling and illegal immigration.

Obama said Guaderrama has “displayed exceptional integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice” as a U.S. magistrate judge.