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October 2007

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Public Comment Received on Draft Rules

The Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability held a public hearing in Brooklyn, New York on September 27, 2007, to take testimony on a set of 29 draft rules that, if adopted by the Judicial Conference, will apply to judicial conduct and disability proceedings in the federal courts. Judge Ralph K. Winter (above), chair of the Committee, presided at the hearing.

Matters covered by the draft rules include complaint initiation and review, venue, confidentiality, publication, remedies, the conduct of investigations, and the rights and roles of participants in the process.

The draft rules were posted to www.uscourts.gov, with a request for written comments from the public, for a 90-day period ending October 15, 2007. Before submitting the rules for Conference consideration, the Committee will revise them, taking the comments into account.