Secured the appropriation of $12 million to the U.S. Marshals Service for enhanced security measures to help protect federal judges and their families.
Introduced and secured passage of a bill to provide surviving family members of federal judges with financial and health benefits by allowing judges a limited 6-month open season to opt into the Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS).
Introduced and guided into law the John R. Justice student loan repayment program for public prosecutors and defenders. The program was funded at $10 million in its first year and will make it easier for prosecutors and defenders to forego better-paying private sector jobs in order to serve the public.
TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGESHIP
Applicants in the Northern District of Illinois should submit 12 hard copies of their completed application, along with 2 hard copies of supplementary material, to Senator Durbin's Chicago office:
230 S Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-4952 - ph
The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 31, 2011.
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|2/9/12||Durbin, Grassley Bill to Require Televising Supreme Court Proceedings Passes Committee Test|
|1/27/12||Durbin Chairs First-ever Field Hearing on Florida's Voting Law|
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|12/5/11||Durbin, Grassley Introduce Bill to Require Televising Supreme Court Proceedings|
|11/10/11||Durbin, Kirk Statement on White House Nominees to Fill Federal Judgeship in Northern District|
|11/7/11||Durbin Calls on Federal and Local Law Enforcement Officials to Develop Action Plan to Apprehend International Fugitives|
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