November 21, 2019
U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee’s advancement of Bernard Jones to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. Jones’ nomination was reported favorably out of the Judiciary Committee and will now move to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
“I am glad the nomination of fellow Oklahoman and distinguished jurist Bernard Jones has been favorably reported out of committee today,” Inhofe said. “Bernard has demonstrated his deep understanding of the rule of law and the Constitution in his years on the bench and I have no doubt he will bring those skills with him as District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. I look forward to his swift confirmation on the Senate floor.”
“Judge Jones continues to affirm his commitment to the Constitution and to the rule of law in our nation, and I am confident he will continue to serve the Western District of Oklahoma well,” said Lankford. “I was honored to help introduce him to the Committee, and I appreciate Judge Jones and his family for their willingness to go through this process and continue to serve our nation. I look forward to his nomination’s swift confirmation on the Senate floor.”
Inhofe praised President Trump’s intent to nominate Mr. Jones in October and reaffirmed his support by introducing Jones ahead of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee that same month.
Jones was previously a District Judge for the Seventh Judicial District for the state of Oklahoma. He served as an Associate Dean for Admissions and External Affairs and Assistant Dean for Admissions at Oklahoma City University School of Law. Jones earned his law degree from Notre Dame in Indiana. He hails from Oklahoma City and graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.