Edith Jones and the GOP
Edith Hollan Jones (born April 7, 1949) is a Judge and the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.... She was in private practice in Houston, Texas, from 1974 until 1985, working for the firm of Andrews, Kurth, Campbell & Jones, where she became the firm's first female partner. She specialized in bankruptcy law. She also served as General Counsel for the Republican Party of Texas from 1982-83.
She was nominated to the Fifth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985....
She sits on the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America and the Garland Walker American Inns of Court.
In 2010, Jones visited Iraq as part of the U.S. State Department's Rule of Law program, where She advised and encouraged Iraqi and Kurdish judges.
Jones has been mentioned frequently as being on the list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States. A 1990 report from The New York Times cited her as George H.W. Bush's second choice for the Supreme Court vacancy filled by Justice David Souter. The Chicago Sun-Times and several other newspapers reported on July 1, 2005, that she had also been considered for nomination to the Supreme Court during the presidency of George W. Bush.