Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Committee Approval of Charles Eskridge as U.S. District Judge in Houston

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved of the nomination of Charles Eskridge to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston:

“I am grateful my colleagues on the committee favorably reported Charles for the federal bench in Houston,” Sen. Cruz said. “His principled commitment to the rule of law and remarkable legal expertise will serve Texans well, and I urge his swift confirmation in the Senate.”

“Charles’ commitment to the rule of law and distinguished career as a top-notch litigator make him exceptionally qualified for the federal bench in Houston,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I look forward to working with Sen. Cruz and the rest of my colleagues to swiftly confirm him.”

Sens. Cruz and Cornyn established the bipartisan FJEC to use an extensive review and interview process in order to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill crucial judicial vacancies. The panel made recommendations to the senators, who interviewed individuals before making their recommendations to the president.

Charles Eskridge is a Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Houston, Texas, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, he spent over two decades in the Houston, Texas, office of Susman Godfrey LLP.  Mr. Eskridge is a member of the American Law Institute and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching a course on the Origins of the Federal Constitution. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Eskridge served as a law clerk to Judge Charles Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to Justice Byron R. White of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Eskridge earned his B.S., from Trinity University and his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.