Updated at 1:49 p.m.
District of Columbia Superior Court judges Anita Josey-Herring and John Campbell are nearing the end of their first 15-year terms on the bench, meaning both are now up for review and reappointment.
Josey-Herring and Campbell's terms will expire in November. The District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure announced Monday that it is reviewing their performance and accepting feedback from D.C. Bar members and the general public through July 2.
Both judges were appointed to Superior Court in 1997. If the commission finds them "well qualified," they will be automatically reappointed for another 15-year term. If they're found "unqualified," they'll be ineligible for reappointment, and if they're found "qualified," the White House will have the option of re-nominating the judge to go through another round of confirmation proceedings before the Senate or nominating another candidate to fill that seat.
Before joining the bench, Josey-Herring was a local public defender and was appointed deputy director of the D.C. Public Defender Service in 1994. On the bench, Josey-Herring served as the deputy presiding judge of the family division from 2000 to 2005 and as that division’s presiding judge from 2006 until 2009, when she was assigned to a civil division calendar.
In 2006, Josey-Herring she was considered to fill a vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, but wasn’t chosen as the nominee. She also vied for the Superior Court chief judge position in 2008, a job that ultimately went to current Chief Judge Lee Satterfield.
Campbell was a federal prosecutor before joining in the bench. After working for two years at Arnold & Porter, Campbell joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s public integrity section in 1985, where he served for seven years. In 1991, he became chief of the public corruption and government fraud section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Campbell is the deputy presiding judge of the court’s probate and tax divisions.
Both judges declined to comment.