October 30, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), introduced Bernard Jones at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Jones has been nominated to serve as a District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Remarks as prepared for delivery
Thank you, Chairman Graham for the opportunity to introduce to the Committee fellow Oklahoman and distinguished jurist, Bernard Jones. It is an honor to be here today in support of his nomination to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
A native of Oklahoma City, Judge Jones attended Bishop McGuinness High School where he went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. Judge Jones has served his community in a number of capacities including as a litigation associate in private practice, an Associate Dean at Oklahoma City University School of Law and as both a District Judge for the State of Oklahoma and a Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. In those roles, Judge Jones has excelled due in large part of his character, temperament and integrity.
Since 2012, Judge Jones has served on the bench where he has demonstrated his deep understanding of the rule of law and the Constitution. Judge Jones has served as Director of the Boy Scouts of America Last Frontier Council which serves scouts across central and southwest Oklahoma. His experience and commitment to the people of Oklahoma is exactly the kind of jurist we need as a U.S. District Court judge. I am confident he will serve our nation well.
I also want to thank President Trump for his steadfast commitment to our judiciary by nominating dozens of impressive and uniquely qualified judges. Judge Jones is a perfect example of this dedication. I urge the Committee to quickly move to approve Judge Jones’ nomination. Thank you again.