Governor John Engler and members of Michigan's Republican congressional delegation today released names of those selected to assist President George W. Bush's administration in filling judicial appointments for the Western District Court, which serves Michigan residents.
Newly appointed members of the Western District Court Committee will review qualified applicants for the positions of U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal and Federal District Judge.
Congressmen Fred Upton, (R- St. Joseph) senior member of the Michigan delegation; Dave Camp, (R- Midland) Peter Hoekstra, (R- Holland) Joseph Knollenberg, (R- Bloomfield Hills) Nick Smith, (R- Addison) Vernon Ehlers, (R-Grand Rapids) and Mike Rogers, (R- Brighton), along with Engler, have tapped experts in Michigan's judicial and law enforcement communities to serve on the Western District Committee, as well as the Eastern District Committee.
Carol Hustoles, general counsel to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, will serve as vice chair.
Other people from across the state who were appointed to the Western District Committee, include:
Committee members will rate judicial applicants as part of a process through which the governor and congressional delegation will make final recommendations to the Bush administration.