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October 2009

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Judicial Milestones


As of October 1, 2009

Appointed: Anita Louise Shodeen, as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa, August 26.

Appointed: Joseph J. Volpe, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, July 30.

Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Alice M. Batchelder, to Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, succeeding Danny J. Boggs, August 14.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr., to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, succeeding U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, September 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster, to Chief Judge, U.S. District for the Western District of Pennsylvania, succeeding U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose, September 23.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas P. Agresti, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge M. Bruce McCullough, September 22.

Resigned: U.S. District Judge Brian E. Sandoval, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, September 15.

Retired: U.S. District Judge Lacy H. Thornburg, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, August 31.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Leo S. Papas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, July 31.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Piester, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, July 31.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Gregory Wehrman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, September 1.

Retired: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Warren W. Bentz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, September 21.

Deceased: U.S. Senior District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, August 21.

Deceased: U.S. Senior District Judge Robert M. Takasugi, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, August 4.

Deceased: U.S. Senior District Judge Rodney S. Webb, U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, August 9.