Eleven Washington-based attorneys, including three D.C. Superior Court judges and a former D.C. attorney general, have applied for the pending vacancy on the D.C. Court of Appeals.
The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission, which reviews and selects the final nominees, announced the applicants who are vying to replace the retiring Court of Appeals Judge Kathryn A. Oberly.
The applicants are D.C. Superior Court Judges Neal Kravitz, Craig Iscoe and Magistrate Judge Karen Howze; former D.C. attorney general Robert Spagnoletti; Deborah Jeffrey, inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service; former D.C. solicitor general Todd Kim; and attorneys Alan Burch, Vijay Shanker, Geoffrey Klineberg, Harold Lester Jr. and Paul Reinherz Quitman Wolfson.
The commission is taking comments on the applicants by e-mail at email@example.com or through its Web site at www.jnc.dc.gov.
Comments, which will remain confidential, must be received by Nov. 22. The commission will then submit the names of three finalists to President Obama for his selection.