Mass. Sens. Set Deadline For Federal Bench Applications

By Andrew Kragie (April 21, 2021, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts' U.S. senators on Wednesday gave lawyers one more week to apply for a judgeship on the state's federal district court, which has three openings and last saw a new judge in 2014.

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey said attorneys have until April 27 to submit applications to the lawmakers' vetting panel, which is chaired by former U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner, who left the bench to work on issues including sentencing and mass incarceration. They said the extension gave more time after U.S. District Judge William G. Young said last month he would take senior status this summer,...

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