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Chief Justice John Roberts named eight judges as new committee chairs for the Judicial Conference this week, and extended the service of three judges as committee chairs.
Among the eight new chairs, Justice Roberts appointed Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John Rogers as the new chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct. Judge Rogers, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, has served on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals since 2002.
The other new committee chairs are:
The 26-member Judicial Conference is the policy-making body for the federal court system. Justice Roberts serves as its presiding officer.
Each Judicial Conference committee reviews issues within its established jurisdictions and makes policy recommendations to the Conference as a whole. The committees are policy-advisory entities and are not involved in making day-to-day management decisions for the United States courts or for the Administrative Office.
Committee appointments rotate on October 1 each year. As a general rule, committee appointments are for a term of three years, subject to one reappointment. Terms are staggered to minimize annual turnover.
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