Cindy Moser Chairs committee for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
October 19, 2017
Cynthia Moser recently chaired a 5-member committee commissioned by U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst to interview applicants for an opening on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. The committee conducted 1-hour initial interviews with each of the 17 applicants on September 13 and 14 and, after narrowing the pool, reviewed written materials submitted by the applicants, contacted references and held second interviews with 6 applicants on October 2. Four finalists were ultimately recommended to the senators: Lisa Stephenson, general counsel to CRST International, Inc., Iowa District Court Judge Ian Thornhill, U.S. Magistrate Judge C.J. Williams, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Williams. Their names have been forwarded to the White House which, following rigorous background checks and interviews, will select a final nominee for consideration by the U.S. Senate.