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Chief Justice Names Judicial Conference Chairs
The Chief Justice has named three new Judicial Conference committee chairs, effective October 1, 1996.
Judge Norman H. Stahl (1st Cir.) succeeds Judge Robert E. Cowen (3d Cir.) as chair of the Committee on Security, Space and Facilities. Judge Edward B. Davis (S.D. Fla.) succeeds Judge H. Ted Milburn (6th Cir.), who resigned due to illness, as chair of the Committee on the Administrative Office. Judge Fern M. Smith (N.D. Calif.) succeeds Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. (2d Cir.) as chair of the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence. These appointments are in addition to those noted in the August issue of The Third Branch.
Except for the Executive and Budget Committees, committee terms are usually for three years, with one reappointment possible. Five to six years of committee service, including past committee assignments, is considered the maximum a member may serve. The Chief Justice retains all appointment authority and exercises full discretion in selecting those he wishes to appoint and in determining their tenure.