Dean Linda L. Ammons
is one of three candidates for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court bench in Delaware. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware submitted her name to the Obama administration in July. The successful candidate will replace recently retired District Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. who served for 25 years. The public announcement of a nominee and subsequent Senate confirmation proceedings will happen in the next six to 10 months, after the Justice Department reviews the candidates' credentials and does background checks.
Ammons became dean of the law school in July 2006. She is the first female and first African-American dean. She would also become the first black woman to serve on the federal bench in Delaware if she is nominated and confirmed.
Read news coverage of her candidacy at the News Journal