US Attorney Cullen being considered for federal judgeship
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen is under consideration for a federal judgeship to fill a vacancy in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
Cullen has been U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia since March 2018.
The Roanoke Times reports that Virginia’s U.S. senators — Mark Warner and Tim Kaine — asked for an assessment of Cullen from the State Bar of Virginia. The State Bar rated Cullen as “highly qualified” for a district judgeship by a 6-0 vote.
The Democratic senators had no immediate comment on their next step. They had recommended two other candidates to the White House, but neither was picked.
Cullen has had several high-profile cases during his tenure, including criminal prosecutions related to the Unite the Right white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.
Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com