District of Columbia Court of Appeals Senior Judge Frank Schwelb is seeking reappointment, according to an announcement (PDF) today from the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
Superior Court Judge Linda Davis, whose decision to retire from the bench was announced yesterday, is also seeking senior status, according to the release.
The commission is accepting any comments on the two judges through June 8.
Schwelb served as a Superior Court judge from 1979 until he was appointed to the city’s highest local court in 1988. Before joining the bench, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division, serving as the first chief of the housing section in the 1970s.
Davis was appointed to Superior Court in 1995. She spent her career in public service, first in the D.C. Public Defender Service and later with the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Applications to fill her seat are due to the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission by May 25.
Senior judges are reviewed for appointment by the disabilities and tenure commission every four years, or every two years for judges over the age of 74.