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October 2010

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New Chairs Head Five Conference Committees


Five Judicial Conference committees have new chairs.  The committee chairs were named by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and began their terms October 1, 2010.

Judge David A. Katz (N.D. Ohio) succeeds Judge Donald C. Pogue (Court of Int’l Trade) as chair of the Committee on Audits and Administrative Office Accountability. Judge Robert Holmes Bell (W.D. Mich.) succeeds Judge Julie E. Carnes (N.D. Ga.) as chair of the Committee on Criminal Law. The Committee on International Judicial Relations will be chaired by Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain (9th Cir.), who succeeds Judge Charles R. Simpson III (W.D. Ky.). Two of the Advisory Committees to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure have new chairs. Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff, (N.D. Ill.) will head the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, succeeding Judge Laura Taylor Swain (S.D. NY). Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater (N.D. Tex.) succeeds Judge Robert L. Hinkle (N.D. Fla.) as chair of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence.

Judge David A. Katz (N.D. Ohio)

Judge David A. Katz (N.D. Ohio)

Judge Robert Holmes Bell (W.D. Mich.)

Judge Robert Holmes Bell (W.D. Mich.)

Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain (9th Cir.)

Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain (9th Cir.)

Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff, (N.D. Ill.)

Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff, (N.D. Ill.)

Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater (N.D. Tex.)

Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater (N.D. Tex.)