Karen Gren Scholer

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Karen Gren Scholer
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Assumed office
March 6, 2018
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byJorge Antonio Solis
Presiding Civil District Judge
for Dallas County
In office
2007
Judge of the 95th Civil Court
for Dallas County
In office
January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2008
Succeeded byKen Molberg
Personal details
Born
Karen Anne Gren

(1957-12-02) December 2, 1957 (age 61)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyRepublican[1]
EducationRice University (BA)
Cornell Law School (JD)

Karen Gren Scholer (born December 2, 1957)[2] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Biography[edit]

Scholer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 from Rice University. She received a Juris Doctor in 1982 from Cornell Law School. She started her legal career as an associate at the law firm of Strasburger & Price, LLP, where she was employed from 1982 to 1996. She was elevated to partner in 1989. From 1996 to 2000, she was a partner at the law firm of Andrews Kurth. From 2001 to 2008, she served as a State District Judge for the 95th Judicial District Court of Dallas County. In 2007, she also served as the presiding judge for the Dallas County Civil District Judges. From 2009 to 2013, she was a partner at the law firm of Jones Day. From 2014 to 2018, Scholer was a principal in the law firm of Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, PLLC, where she specialized in business litigation, complex tort litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. She was appointed as a co-managing partner in 2015.[3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Failed nomination to Eastern District of Texas under Obama[edit]

On March 15, 2016, President Obama nominated Scholer to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, to the seat vacated by Judge Richard A. Schell, who took senior status on March 10, 2015.[4] On September 7, 2016, a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was held on her nomination.[5] Her nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress.

Nomination to Northern District of Texas under Trump[edit]

On September 7, 2017, Scholer was renominated to a district court by President Donald Trump. However, she was nominated to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, to the seat vacated by Judge Jorge Antonio Solis, who retired on May 1, 2016.[6][7] On October 26, 2017, her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[8] On March 1, 2018, the Senate voted 96–1 to invoke cloture on her nomination.[9] On March 5, the Senate confirmed her in a 95–0 vote.[10] She received her commission on March 6, 2018, and was sworn into office on March 7, 2018.

Electoral history[edit]

2000
95th Judicial District Court – Republican Primary, March 14, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karen Johnson 37,540 54.68%
Republican Sally Montgomery 31,117 45.32%
Majority 6,423 9.36%
Total votes 68,657 100.00%
95th Judicial District Court – Election Results, November 7, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Karen Johnson 316,866 100.00% ±0.00%
Majority 316,866 100.00% ±0.00%
Total votes 316,866 100.00% ±0.00%
Republican hold Swing ±0.00%
2004
95th Judicial District Court – Republican Primary, March 9, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Karen Johnson 23,400 100.00% +45.32%
Majority 23,400 100.00% +90.64%
Total votes 23,400 100.00% −65.92%
95th Judicial District Court – Election Results, November 2, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Karen Johnson 100.00% ±0.00%
Majority 100.00% ±0.00%
Total votes 100.00% ±0.00%
Republican hold Swing ±0.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Scholer%20SJQ.pdf
  2. ^ MyLife.com profile
  3. ^ "President Obama Nominates Six to Serve on the United States District Courts" White House, March 15, 2016
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, March 15, 2016
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for September 7, 2016
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Seventh Wave of Judicial Candidates", White House, September 7, 2017
  7. ^ "Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", White House, September 7, 2017
  8. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – October 26, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee
  9. ^ U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 115th Congress - 2nd Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 43, United States Senate, March 1, 2018
  10. ^ "Senate confirms former Dallas judge for federal bench | Politics". Dallas News. January 18, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Jorge Antonio Solis
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
2018–present
Incumbent