Eleven applications have been received by the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Wisconsin State Bar announced on Tuesday.
The opening results from Judge Terence T. Evans’ announcement in July that he will be taking senior status in January 2010. The following individuals have applied for the post:
Lynn S. Adelman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin;
Linda M. Clifford, Linda Clifford Law Office LLC, Madison;
David L. De Bruin, Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee;
Anuj C. Desai, University of Wisconsin Law School;
Paul B. Higginbotham, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Madison;
Anne B. Kearney, Appellate Consulting Group, Milwaukee;
Randall L. Nash, O’Neil, Cannon, Holman, De Jong, SC, Milwaukee;
Lisa S. Neubauer; Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Waukesha;
Victoria F. Nourse, University of Wisconsin Law School;
Richard J. Sankovitz, Milwaukee County Circuit Court; and
Dean A. Strang, Hurley, Burish & Stanton SC, Madison.
An 11-member commission, which has been making recommendations since 1979, will screen applicants and interview potential candidates before submitting its final recommendations to the state’s two U.S. Senators, Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold.