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February 2008

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Judicial Milestones


Appointed: John Daniel Tinder, as U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, December 28.

Appointed: Joseph N. Laplante, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, December 28.

Appointed: Thomas D. Schroeder, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, January 8.

Appointed: Amul R. Thapar, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, January 4.

Appointed: Laura S. Taylor, as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, January 10.

Appointed: James P. Hutton, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, January 14.

Appointed: Michael J. Hluchaniuk, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, December 24.

Appointed: Kathleen Kay, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, December 17.

Appointed: Gregory J. Kelly, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, January 14.

Appointed: Kathleen M. Tafoya, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, January 4.

Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Robert H. Henry, to Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, succeeding U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Deanell Reece Tacha, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, succeeding U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, succeeding U.S. District Judge James Dale Todd, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, succeeding U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis R. Dow, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jerry W. Venters, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James D. Gregg, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jo Ann C. Stevenson, October 3.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John T. Laney, III, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert F. Hershner, Jr., January 14.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marilyn Shea-Stonum, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Randolph Baxter, January 3.

Senior Status: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Daniel A. Manion, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, December 18.

Senior States: U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, January 31.