News Briefs: February 2013Mar 4th, 2013 | By Douglas C. Melcher | Category: News Briefs
» On February 28, 2013, The Blog of LegalTimes published an article reporting that the D.C. Courts anticipate that the budget sequester imposed by Congress will not cause layoffs or furloughs of court personnel. To read the article click here.
» On February 26, 2013, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced a judicial vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created due to the retirement of Judge A. Franklin Burgess Jr. The JNC is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy. To read the JNC’s announcement, click here. To read an article published by The Blog of LegalTimes about Judge Burgess’s retirement, click here.
» On February 19, 2013, The Blog of LegalTimes published an article reporting that the number of complaints against judges of the local courts of the District of Columbia has increased for the second year in a row. To read the article, click here.
» On February 8, 2013, The Blog of LegalTimes published an article reporting that Judge Melvin R. Wright of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia was appointed to a second term. Judge Wright is the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court’s Civil Division. To read the article, click here. To retrieve a biographical statement about Judge Wright from the D.C. Court’s website, click here.
» On February 1, 2013, the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure announced that Judge Rufus G. King, III of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia is seeking reappointment as a Senior Judge. The Commission is seeking comments on Judge King’s request for reappointment. To read the Commission’s announcement, click here.
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