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October 2011

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New Committee Chairs Begin Tenure


Judge Nancy F. Atlas (S.D. Tex.)

Judge John M. Rogers (6th Cir.)

Judge Mark R. Kravitz (D. Conn.)

Judge Richard W. Story (N.D. Ga.)

Judge David G. Campbell (D. Ariz.)

Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. (W.D. Ky.)

Judge Reena Raggi (2nd Cir.)

Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich (10th Cir.)

Eight new chairs of Judicial Conference committees were appointed as of October 1, 2011 by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. The Chief Justice also extended the terms of three current committee chairs.

  • Judge John M. Rogers (6th Cir.) succeeds Judge M. Margaret McKeown (9th Cir.) as chair of the Committee on Codes of Conduct.
  • Judge Richard W. Story (N.D. Ga.) succeeds Judge Janet C. Hall (D. Conn.) as chair of the Committee on Federal- State Jurisdiction.
  • Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. (W.D. Ky.) succeeds Judge Bobby R. Baldock (10th Cir.) as chair of the Committee on Financial Disclosure.
  • Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich (10th Cir.) succeeds Judge George Z. Singal (D. Me.) as chair of the Committee on Judicial Resources.
  • Judge Nancy F. Atlas (S.D. Tex.) succeeds Judge Michael S. Kanne (7th Cir.) as chair of the Committee on Judicial Security.
  • Judge Mark R. Kravitz (D. Conn.) succeeds Judge Lee H. Rosenthal (S.D. Tex.) as chair of the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.
  • Judge David G. Campbell (D. Ariz.) succeeds Judge Mark R. Kravitz as chair of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.
  • Judge Reena Raggi (2nd Cir.) succeeds Judge Richard C. Tallman (9th Cir.) as chair of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules.

The terms of three current committee chairs were extended. Judge Claire V. Eagan (N.D. Okla.) will serve an additional year as chair of the Committee on Defender Services. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer (D. D.C.) will serve another year as chair of the Committee on Information Technology. Judge J. Frederick Motz (D. Md.) will serve three more years as chair of the Committee on Intercircuit Assignments.

Committee chairs, with the exception of the Executive, Judicial Branch, and Budget Committees, usually serve for a term of three years. Six years of cumulative committee service, including past committee assignments, generally is considered the maximum a member may serve. For more on the Judicial Conference of the United States, visit www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/ JudicialConference.aspx on the Judiciary’s website.