News Briefs: April 2013May 5th, 2013 | By Douglas C. Melcher | Category: News Briefs
» On April 26, 2013, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced that it is seeking comments from interested persons on the qualifications of Chief Judge Eric T. Washington for redesignation as Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Washington’s current four-year term as Chief Judge ends in August 2013. To read the JNC’s announcement, click here. For information about an upcoming public forum sponsored by the JNC at which Chief Judge Washington will be speaking about the Court of Appeals, click here. To retrieve a biographical statement about Chief Judge Washington from the Court of Appeals’ website, click here.
» On April 12, 2013, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced that it is seeking comments regarding persons who have applied for a judicial vacancy created due to the retirement of Judge A. Franklin Burgess Jr. of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. To read the JNC’s announcement, click here.
» On April 11, 2013, the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure announced that it is beginning a review of Judges A. Franklin Burgess Jr. and Natalia M. Combs Greene of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Both of these judges are retiring and are seeking recommendations from the CJDT for appointments as Senior Judges. To read the CJDT’s announcement, click here. To retrieve a biographical statement about Judge Burgess from the Superior Court’s website, click here. For Judge Greene’s biographical statement, click here.
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