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January 2006

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Judicial Milestones


Appointed: Kristi K. DuBose, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, December 28. Judge Dubose served as a United States Magistrate Judge prior to her elevation.

Appointed: Joseph F. Bianco, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, January 3.

Appointed: Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, January 6.

Appointed: Margaret M. Sweeney, as U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, December 14.

Appointed: Cathy Ann Bencivengo, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, December 5.

Appointed: Kevin J. Carey, as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, December 9. Judge Carey served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania prior to his new appointment.

Appointed: John D. Love, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, January 2.

Appointed: Marion C. Ruffing, as part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, December 12.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, succeeding U.S. District Judge Graham Calder Mullen, December 2.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Joan L. Cooper, to Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David T. Stosberg, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melanie L. Cyganowski, to Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Conrad B. Duberstein, November 29.