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					                               UNITED STATES SENATE
                            COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

                  QUESTIONNAIRE         FOR NON-JUDICIAL NOMINEES

                                            PUBLIC

   1. Name: State full name (include any former names used).

John Burch Stevens Jr.

   2. Position: State the position for which you have been nominated.

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

   3. Address: List current office address. If city and state of residence differs from your
      place of employment, please list the city and state where you currently reside.

Criminal District Court ~or Jefferson County, 1001 Pearl Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701

   4. Birthplace: State date and place of birth.

1952; Port Arthur, Texas

   5. Education: List in reverse chronological order each college, law school, or any other
      institution of higher education attended and indicate for each the dates of attendance,
      whether a degree was received, and the date each degree was received.

Syracuse University (1998-2001), Master of Social Science awarded 12/28/2001;
University of Houston (1976-79), Doctor of Jurisprudence awarded 5/12/1979;
University of Texas at Austin (1974-76), Post-baccalaureate study in Business, no degree;
Lamar University (1970-74), Bachelor of Arts in Government awarded 5/18/1974

   6. Employment Record: List in reverse chronological order all governmental agencies,
      business or professional corporations, companies, firms, or other enterprises,
      partnerships, institutions or organizations, non-profit or otherwise, with which you have
      been affiliated as an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or employee since graduation
      from college, whether or not you received payment for your services. Include the name
      and address of the employer and job title or description.

2007 - Present
Criminal District Court Judge for Jefferson County, Texas
1001 Pearl Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701

2006
Private contract attorney
801 Laurel, Beaumont, Texas 77701
1985 -2005
Assistant u.s. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas
350 Magnolia, Beaumont, Texas 77701

1981-1985
Associate attorney with Provost Umphrey Attorneys
490 Park, Beaumont, Texas;

1979 -1981
Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Jefferson County, Texas
1001 Pearl Street, Beaumont, Texas


Boards

2004 - Present
Beaumont Catholic Diocesan Review Board
Chairman
703 Archie, Beaumont, Texas 77701

2000 - Present
Salvation Army of Beaumont, Texas
Advisory board
2350 IH-I0 East, Beaumont, Texas 77703

1997 -2000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Beaumont, Texas
Advisory board
2350 IH-I0 East, Beaumont, Texas 77703

1995 - Present
100 Club of Jefferson and Hardin Counties, Texas
Advisory board
P. O. Box 3405, Beaumont, Texas 77704

1985
Crimestoppers of Mid and South Jefferson County, Texas
President
(Dissolved)

1984 -1985
Nederland, Texas Independent School District Trustee
220 17th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627




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   7. Military Service and Draft Status: Identify any service in the U.s. Military, including
      dates of service, branch of service, rank or rate, serial number (if different from social
      security number) and type of discharge received, and whether you have registered for
      selective service.

I have not served in the military.   I have registered for the selective service.

   8. Honors and Awards: List any scholarships, fellowships, honorary degrees, academic or
      professional honors, honorary society memberships, military awards, and any other
      special recognition for outstanding service or achievement.

2000   - Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service;
1989   -- Justice Department Special Award as an Assistant U.S. Attorney;
1995   - Prosecutor of the Year award from the 100 Club of Jefferson County;
1979   - Associate editor for the University of Houston Journal of International      Law;
1978   - Honor Court Justice, University of Houston Law School

   9. Bar Associations: List all bar associations or legal or judicial-related committees,
      selection panels or conferences of which you are or have been a member, and give the
      titles and dates of any offices which you have held in such groups.

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Responsibility Committee;
Texas Rules of Evidence Committee;
Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course Planning Committee;
Death Penalty Qualification Review Committee for the Second Administrative            Judicial
Region of Texas

    10. Bar and Court Admission:

            a. List the date( s) you were admitted to the bar of any state and any lapses in
               membership. Please explain the reason for any lapse in membership.

            5/28/1979 - State Bar of Texas. No lapses in membership.

            b. List all courts in which you have been admitted to practice, including dates of
               admission and any lapses in membership. Please explain the reason for any lapse
               in membership. Give the same information for administrative bodies that require
               special admission to practice.

            All courts for the state of Texas (1979-current with no lapse in membership);
            U. S. District Courts for the Eastern District Court of Texas (1979-current with
            no lapse in membership);
            U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1981-current with no lapse in
            membership)

   11. Memberships:


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          a. List all professional, business, fraternal, scholarly, civic, charitable, or other
             organizations, other than those listed in response to Questions 9 or 10 to which
             you belong, or to which you have belonged, since graduation from law school.
             Provide dates of membership or participation, and indicate any office you held.
             Include clubs, working groups, advisory or editorial boards, panels, committees,
             conferences, or publications.

Rotary Club of Groves, Texas (1982-85);
Crimestoppers of Mid and South Jefferson County, Texas (president - 1985);
100 Club of Jefferson and Hardin Counties, Texas (Advisory board, 1995-current);
Salvation Army of Beaumont, Texas (Advisory board, 2000 - current);
Boys and Girls Clubs of Beaumont, Texas (Advisory board, 1997-2000);
Beaumont Catholic Diocesan Review Board (Chairman, 2004 - current);
Attorney General's Criminal Advisory Committee (1998-2001)

          b. Indicate whether any of these organizations listed in response to lla above
             currently discriminate or formerly discriminated on the basis of race, sex, religion
             or national origin either through formal membership requirements or the practical
             implementation of membership policies. If so, describe any action you have taken
             to change these policies and practices.

I believe that Rotary did not admit women until approximately 1985. I urged the Groves
Rotary Club to admit women prior to a national lawsuit was resolved which resulted in
women being admitted in Rotary and other similar organizations.

   12. Published Writings and Public Statements:

          a. List the titles, publishers, and dates of books, articles, reports, letters to the editor,
             editorial pieces, or other published material you have written or edited, including
             material published only on the Internet. Supply four (4) copies of all published
             material to the Committee.

Federal Prosecution   of Juveniles (DOJ Publication      which is publically available);

Federal Prosecution   of Juvenile Gang Members (published in the Texas Bar Journal,
November 1993).

          b. Supply four (4) copies of any reports, memoranda or policy statements you
             prepared or contributed in the preparation of on behalf of any bar association,
             committee, conference, or organization of which you were or are a member. If
             you do not have a copy of a report, memorandum or policy statement, give the
             name and address of the organization that issued it, the date of the document, and
             a summary of its subject matter.

I prepared a summary of my Federal Death Penalty Prosecutions handbook for the 2006
State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar which was distributed to attendees.


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          c. Supply four (4) copies of any testimony, official statements or other
             communications relating, in whole or in part, to matters of public policy or legal
             interpretation, that you have issued or provided or that others presented on your
             behalf to public bodies or public officials.
None

          d. Supply four (4) copies, transcripts or recordings of all speeches or talks delivered
             by you, including commencement speeches, remarks, lectures, panel discussions,
             conferences, political speeches, and question-and-answer sessions. Include the
             date and place where they were delivered, and readily available press reports
             about the speech or talk. If you do not have a copy of the speech or a transcript or
             recording of your remarks, give the name and address of the group before whom
             the speech was given, the date of the speech, and a summary of its subject matter.
             If you did not speak from a prepared text, furnish a copy of any outline or not<;:s
             from which you spoke.

Commencement address to Syracuse University College (2005);
James Byrd Jr. 10th Anniversary speech (2008);
Commencement address to Lamar University College - Port Arthur Texas (2009), for
which no copy exists.

          e. List all interviews you have given to newspapers, magazines or other
             publications, or radio or television stations, providing the dates of these
             interviews and four (4) copies of the clips or transcripts of these interviews where
             they are available to you.

I have done my best to identify all items called for in this question, including through a
review of my personal files and searches of publicly available electronic databases. I have
located the following:

Times Record News, Ken Fountain, "Retirement's a trial for couple spending days in
courtrooms; says young people could benefit from watching," 10/4/09

The Associated Press, Juan A. Lozano, "Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki's acquaintance in court,"
5/18/09

The Beaumont Enterprise, Ryan Myers, "Judge won't allow guilty plea to be withdrawn,"
4/24/08

The Beaumont Enterprise, Ryan Myers, "Judge to rule on Beaumont doctor's molestation
plea," 4/19/08

The Beaumont Enterprise, Ryan Myers, "Man's sentence set at victim's age: 88 years,"
1/31/08

The Beaumont Enterprise, Sarah Moore, "Texas won't stop injections while court decides
if procedure is cruel, unusual," 9/26/07

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The Beaumont enterprise, Ryan Myers, "Doctor avoids having to register as sex offender,
gets probation and fines," 8/15/07

The Beaumont Enterprise. Ryan Myers, "Pioneering prosecutor dies at 56," 7/27/07

The Beaumont Enterprise, Ryan Myers, "Courtroom cameras take center stage in
Southeast Texas," 3/9/07

The Beaumont Enterprise, Sarah Moore, "New judges ready to get started:, 1/2/07

The Beaumont Enterprise, Beth Gallaspy, "LU lands first edition of namesake's works,"
9/8/06

US Fed News, "Information issued by U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of
Texas on Dec. 29: Veteran Prosecutor making career change," 12/29/05

San Antonio News-Express, "Crime & Courts News," 9/26/01

San Antonio News-Express, Sherry Sylvester, "Bar debates Graham sentence," 6/24/00

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lorraine Kee, "Prosecutor in dragging death found hope from
hate crime; whole nation condemned racial killing, he s.ays," 6/14/00

Calgary Herald, Barry Shlachter, "Death penalty for second man in Texas dragging,"
9/24/99

Austin-American Statesman, Michael Graczyk, "Prosecutors display chain during
dragging death trial," 9/17/99

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, Michael, Graczyk, "Prosecution rests; dragging
death defendant says he welcomes execution," 9/16/99

Austin-American Statesman, Denise Gamino, "Father asks mercy for Jasper killer; King
leaves courtroom during," 2/25/99

The Washington Post, Mary Jordan, "Va. Couple indicted in Mail Fraud; letters
guaranteed prizes, charges say," 4/9/89

   13. Public Office, Political Activities and Affiliations:

          a. List chronologically any public offices you have held, other than judicial offices,
             including the terms of service and whether such positions were elected or
             appointed. If appointed, please include the name of the individual who appointed
             you. Also, state chronologically any unsuccessful candidacies you have had for
             elective office or unsuccessful nominations for appointed office.

I was appointed for an unexpired term and subsequently elected Nederland, Texas
Independent School District Trustee (1984-85).
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I was elected to be Criminal District Court Judge for Jefferson County, Texas, in 2006, to a
four year term.

          b. List all memberships and offices held in and services rendered, whether
             compensated or not, to any political party or election committee. If you have ever
             held a position or played a role in a political campaign, identify the particulars of
             the campaign, including the candidate, dates of the campaign, your title and
             responsibilities.

I ran my own successful Criminal District Court Judge race in 2006. This was a partisan
election.

   14. Legal Career: Answer each part separately.

          a. Describe chronologically your law practice and legal experience after graduation
             from law school including:

                   i. whether you served as clerk to a judge, and if so, the name of the judge,
                      the court and the dates of the period you were a clerk;

                        I have not served as a judicial law clerk.

                  ii. whether you practiced alone, and if so, the addresses and dates;

                        I never practiced alone except during the 2006 election. My office was
                        located at 801 Laurel, Beaumont, Texas.

                 111.    the dates, names and addresses of law firms or offices, companies or
                         governmental agencies with which you have been affiliated, and the nature
                         of your affiliation with each.

                        2007 - Present
                        Criminal District Court Judge for Jefferson County, Texas
                        1001 Pearl Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701

                        2006
                        Private contract attorney
                        801 Laurel, Beaumont, Texas 77701

                        1985 -2005
                        Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas
                        350 Magnolia, Beaumont, Texas 77701

                        1981-1985
                        Associate attorney with Provost Umphrey Attorneys
                        490 Park, Beaumont, Texas 77701

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             1979 -1981
             Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Jefferson        County, Texas
             1001 Pearl Stre.et, Beaumont, Texas 77701

      IV.     whether you served as a mediator or arbitrator in alternative dispute
              resolution proceedings and, if so, a description of the 10 most significant
              matters with which you were involved in that capacity.

             I have not served as a mediator or arbitrator.

b. Describe:

        1.    the general character of your law practice and indicate by date when its
              character has changed over the years.

             From 1979 to 1981 I prosecuted state crimes of all types as an assistant
             Criminal District Attorney, including handling the Grand Jury for
             Jefferson County, Texas.

             From 1981 to 1985, I handled all types of civil and criminal litigation
             including real estate, contract, family law, and criminal law matters.

             From 1985 to 2005, I prosecuted federal criminal cases of various types
             including violent crime, white collar fraud, and drug offense as an
             assistant United States Attorney.

             During 2006, I handled all types of civil and criminal litigation
             including plaintiff and defense work related to family law, criminal law ,
             and corporate contract law.

             Since 2007, I have presided over all state felony cases as district judge.

       11.    your typical clients and the areas at each period of your legal career, if
              any, in which you have specialized.

             While an Assistant Criminal District Attorney I represented         the people
             of Jefferson County, Texas.

             While an associate attorney I represented individuals as well as entities
             including the City of Griffing Park, Texas, and Drainage District 7 of
             Jefferson County, Texas.

             While an assistant United States Attorney I represented        the people of
             the Eastern District of Texas.

             While a contract attorney I represented     individuals    and legal entities
             from Southeast Texas.

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c. Describe the percentage of your practice that has been in litigation and whether
   you appeared in court frequently, occasionally, or not at all. Ifthe frequency of
   your appearances in court varied, describe such variance, providing dates.

Essentially all of my practice has been litigation, appearing    regularly in court
throughout my career.




        1.   Indicate the percentage of your practice in:
                 1. federal courts;

                I practiced in federal court rarely until 1985 when 100% of my
                practice was in federal court from 1985 to 2005. Since 2005, I
                have appeared rarely in federal courts.

                2. state courts of record;

                From 1979 to 2005, and since 2006, I have practiced     100% in
                Texas state courts.

                 3. other courts;

                I do not recall practicing in courts other than federal and state.

                4. administrative agencies

                From 1981 to 1985, I practiced a small percentage of less than 5%
                before Social Security and Workman's Compensation agencies.

       ll.   Indicate the percentage of your practice in:
                 1. civil proceedings;

                From 1981 to 1985, and in 2006, I practiced     75% in civil
                proceedings.

                2. criminal proceedings.

                From 1979 to 1981, and from 1985 to 2005, I practiced 100% in
                criminal proceedings.
                From 1981 to 1985, and in 2006, I practiced 25% in criminal
                proceedings.

d. State the number of cases in courts of record, including cases before
   administrative law judges, you tried to verdict, judgment or final decision (rather
   than settled), indicating whether you were sole counsel, chief counsel, or associate
   counsel.
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          As a litigator, I tried approximately 100 cases to final disposition almost
          exclusively as the sole or chief counsel. Of these, approximately 90 cases were
          tried as chief counsel and 10 as associate counsel.

                  1.   What percentage of these trials were:
                          1. jury; 95%
                         2. non-jury. 5%

          e. Describe your practice, if any, before the Supreme Court of the United States.
             Supply four (4) copies of any briefs, amicus or otherwise, and, if applicable, any
             oral argument transcripts before the Supreme Court in connection with your
             practice.

I have not practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States.

   15. Litigation: Describe the ten (10) most significant litigated matters which you personally
       handled, whether or not you were the attorney of record. Give the citations, if the cases
       were reported, and the docket number and date if unreported. Give a capsule summary of
       the substance of each case. Identify the party or parties whom you represented; describe
       in detail the nature of your participation in the litigation and the final disposition of the
       case. Also state as to each case:

          a. the date of representation;

          b. the name of the court and the name of the judge or judges before whom the case
             was litigated; and

          c. the individual name, addresses, and telephone numbers of co-counsel and of
             principal counsel for each of the other parties.

(1) State of Texas v. John King Cause No. 8869 (Jasper County, Texas);
    State of Texas v. Lawrence Brewer Cause No. 8870 (Jasper County, Texas)

The John King trial was before Judge Joe Bob Golden of Jasper County, Texas. The
Lawrence Brewer trial was before Judge Monte Lawless of Jasper County, Texas. During
1998 to 1999, I was a prosecutor of John King and Lawrence Brewer who received the
death penalty for the dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas. I was an Assistant U.
S. Attorney attached to the Jasper County District Attorney's office to assist in the
prosecution as a special state prosecutor. The District Attorney for Jasper County was
Guy James Gray (830) 258-4211. Defense counsel included Sonny Cribbs (7705 Calder,
Beaumont, Texas 77706 (409) 866-6761) and Brack Jones (390 Park, Beaumont, Texas
77701 (409) 832-9455) who were co-counsel for John King, and Doug Barlow (485 Milam,
Beaumont, Texas 77701 (409) 838-4259) and Layne Walker (1001 Pearl, Beaumont, Texas
77701 (409) 835-8597) who were co-counsel for Lawrence Brewer. For this work I was
awarded the Justice Department's highest award, the Attorney General's Award for
Exceptional Service.

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(2) United States    v. Terry Samuel Cause No. 1:01CR99, 100, 101, 102, 103, and 104
    (U.S. District   Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division);
    United States    v. John Davis Cause No. 1:99CR163
    (U.S. District   Court for the Eastern District of Texas Beaumont Division)

U. S. District Judge Thad Heartfield was the presiding Judge. In 1999, I prosecuted John
Davis, who was a Beaumont City Councilman for Bribery. Terry Samuel who was a San
Antonio businessman accused of bribing Davis and the Beaumont City mayor was also
prosecuted. The defense attorneys were Bob Wortham (1001 Pearl, Beaumont, Texas
77701 (409) 782-4097), and Roy Barrera Sr. (424 East Nueva Street, San Antonio, Texas
(210) 224-5811). Davis and Samuel were convicted of Bribery and Mail fraud.


(3) United States v. Shannon Agofsky Cause No.1:03CR173       (U.S. District Court for the
    Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division)

U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield presided. In 2004, I prosecuted Shannon Agofsky for
Capital Murder in the killing of another inmate in the Federal Correctional Institution in
Beaumont. Pat Black, the public defender for the Eastern District of Texas (110 North
College, Suite 1122, Tyler, Texas 75702 (903) 531-9233) and Doug Barlow (485 Milam,
Beaumont, Texas (409) 838-4259) were Agofsky's attorne.ys. Agofsky received the death
penalty. This was the first death penalty for the Eastern District of Texas.


(4) United States v. Masontae Hickman et aI. Cause No. 1:95CR82 (U.S. District Court for
    the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division)

U. S. District Judge Thad Heartfield presided. In the mid 1990s, I prosecuted several
individuals including Mosantae Hickman for robbing area businesses which resulted in the
murder of an area resident. Although the other defendants were adults, Hickman was a
juvenile who was the leader of this group. Hickman was transferred to adult status. The
defendants received lengthy sentences including Hickman who was sentenced to 265 years
imprisonment.    This is believed to be the longest federal sentence of a juvenile who was
transferred to adult status for prosecution.    I argued the panel decision before the Fifth
Circuit which affirmed the case. The decision was reheard before the full Fifth Circuit
Court. I worked with the Solicitor General's Office on the en banc rehearing which
affirmed the panel decision.


(5) United States v. Scyrus Hebert Cause No. 1:96CR41 (U.S. District Court for the
    Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division)

U. S. District Judge Thad Heartfield presided. In 1996 I prosecuted Scyrus Hebert, in a
case involving the robberies of numerous banks and other businesses. He became known
as the "Red Bandana Bandit" because he wore a bandana during the robberies.       The
public defender for the Eastern District of Texas, 350 Magnolia, Suite 117, Beaumont,

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Texas 77701, handled this casc. Hebert was convicted and sentenced to 215 years
imprisonment.


(6) United States v. Eric Marroquin et aI. Cause No. B-87-30CR (U.S. District Court for
    the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division)

Judge Howell Cobb (deceased) presided over this case. In 1988, I prosecuted several
individuals in the Beaumont area, including Eric Marroquin and others who were insuring
and killing horses. The attorney representing Marroquin was Stephen Rienstra who is
deceased. Several defendants including Marroquin were convicted of fraud-related
offense. Marroquin was convicted after a lengty trial and was sentenced to 25 years
imprisonment.


(7) United States v. Jeff Arriola Cause No. 9:03CR8 (U.S. District Court for the Eastern
    District of Texas, Beaumont Division)

U. S. Judge Thad Heartfield presided. In 2003, I prosecuted a sheriff's deputy, Jeff
Arriola, in United States District Court for stealing debris from the Columbia Space
Shuttle disaster. John Heath (936) 564-8744, 1308 Raquet, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961,
represented Arriola. Arriola was convicted of theft.


(8) United States v. James E. Frye Cause No. 4:01-CR-8 (U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division)

U.S. Judge William Barbour presided. In 2005, I was detailed to the Capital Case Unit for
DOJ and assisted federal prosecutors in handling death penalty matters. I assisted the U.
s. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Mississippi in the capital murder trial of
James Frye. Lead counsel for the United States was United States Attorney Dunn
Lampton. Cynthia Speetjens, P.O. Box 2629, Madison, Mississippi 39130 (601) 856-0515
represented Frye. Frye was convicted of capital murder and was sentenced to life
imprisonment.


(9) United States v. Corby Williams Cause No. 1:04CR31 (U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division)

U. S. District Judge Ron Clark presided. In 2004, I prosecuted Corby Williams for federal
firearms violations. Chris Goldsmith., (713) 223-1001, 440 Louisiana, Suite 900, Houston,
Texas, represented Williams. Williams, who was a suspect in a murder involving drug
trafficking in Louisiana, was convicted.


(10) United States v. Lorenzo Catalo-Roman and Hernando Medina-Villegas Cause No.
     02117 (U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico)

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U. S. District Judge Juan Perez Gimenez presided. In 2005, while I was detailed to the
Capital Case Unit for DOJ, I assisted the District of Puerto Rico in achieving the first
capital murder convictions in that district in the cases of Catalano-Roman and Villegas -
Medina. Catalo-Roman was represented by Gustavo del Toro (787) 866-4382 and Steve
Potolski (305) 530-8089. Medina-Villegas was represented by Donald West (407) 648-6338
and Juan Alvarez-Cobian (787) 536-7300.

   16. Legal Activities: Describe the most significant legal activities you have pursued,
       including significant litigation which did not progress to trial or legal matters that did not
       involve litigation. Describe fully the nature of your participation in these activities. List
       any client(s) or organization(s) for whom you performed lobbying activities and describe
       the lobbying activities you performed on behalf of such client(s) or organizations(s).
       (Note: As to any facts requested in this question, please omit any information protected
       by the attorney-client privilege.)

I was assigned an OPDAT detail for the Justice Department to the Republic of Georgia in
2003 to assist that country's prosecutors and judges in handling drug and money
laundering cases. I worked with Chief Judge Philip Pro of the United States District Court
of Nevada in formulated a plan and strategy for Georgian judges and prosecutors to
enhance their laws.

I assisted the Justice Department on an OPDAT detail to Washington, D.C. in 2002 to
assist representatives of Bangladesh in devising a work plan for more effectively addressing
drug and violent crime interdiction.

As a state judge, I am appointed to the Committee for Qualified Counsel in Death Penalty
Cases for the Second Administrative Judicial Region of Texas which reviews applications
of attorneys requesting approval to handle the defense of Texas state death penalty cases.

   17. Teaching: What courses have you taught? For each course, state the title, the institution
       at which you taught the course, the years in which you taught the course, and describe
       briefly the subject matter of the course and the major topics taught. If you have a
       syllabus of each course, provide four (4) copies to the committee.

From 1982 to about 1986, I taught paralegal courses in Probate and Contract for Lamar
University, Beaumont, Texas.

In 2002, I taught a Constitutional Law class for Lamar University. No syllabi exist for
either sets of courses.

   18. Deferred Income! Future Benefits: List the sources, amounts and dates of all
       anticipated receipts from deferred income arrangements, stock, options, uncompleted
       contracts and other future benefits which you expect to derive from previous business
       relationships, professional services, firm memberships, former employers, clients or
       customers. Describe the arrangements you have made to be compensated in the future
       for any financial or business interest.


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The only future benefits I expect to receive are from a Federal Government Employee
Retirement System, and a Texas State Government Employee retirement system.


     19. Outside Commitments During Service: Do you have any plans, commitments, or
        agreements to pursue outside employment, with or without compensation, during your
        service with the court? If so, explain.

No

     20. Sources of Income: List sources and amounts of all income received during the calendar
        year preceding your nomination and for the current calendar year, including all salaries,
        fees, dividends, interest, gifts, rents, royalties, licensing fees, honoraria, and other items
        exceeding $500 or more (if you prefer to do so, copies of the financial disclosure report,
        required by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, may be substituted here).

Financial Disclosure Report is attached.

     21. Statement of Net Worth: Please complete the attached financial net worth statement in
        detail (add schedules as called for).

See attached net worth statement.

     22. Potential Conflicts of Interest:

            a. Identify the family members or other persons, parties, affiliations, pending and
               categories of litigation, financial arrangements or other factors that are likely to
               present potential conflicts-of-interest when you first assume the position to which
               you have been nominated. Explain how you would address any such conflict if it
               were to arise.

            In connection with the nomination process, I have consulted with the Office of
            Government Ethics and the Department of Justice's designated agency ethics
            official to identify potential conflicts of interest. Any potential conflict of interest
            will be resolved in accordance with the terms of an ethics agreement that I have
            entered with the Department's designated agency ethics official.

            b. Explain how you will resolve any potential conflict of interest, including the
               procedure you will follow in determining these areas of concern.

            In the event of a potential conflict of interest, I will consult with the ethics
            officials for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of
            Justice.

     23. Pro Bono Work: An ethical consideration under Canon 2 of the American Bar
        Association's Code of Professional Responsibility calls for "every lawyer, regardless of
        professional prominence or professional workload, to find some time to participate in
        serving the disadvantaged." Describe what you have done to fulfill these responsibilities,
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       listing specific instances and the amount of time devoted to each. If you are not an
       attorney, please use this opportunity to report significant charitable and volunteer work
       you may have done.

I volunteer to preside as a judge for mock trial competitions sponsored by the Jefferson
County, Texas Bar Association.

I have also managed Constitutional Day programs with the Jefferson County Bar
Association, Beaumont, Texas, where I and other attorneys present Constitutional Day
programs to area schools. This past year, approximately 1500 students attended the
presentations.

I serve the Salvation Army as an unpaid director and advisor. We provide food, shelter,
and work opportunities to underprivileged individuals and families.

I assist the Gift of Life program of Southeast Texas which provides free cancer screening
and related health information for those unable to afford such help.




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          John B. Stevens Jr.
   I,                                            .                          , do swear
   that the information provided in this statement                        is, to the best
   of my knowledge, true and accurate.




    01-26-2010

                      (DATE)




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