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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.
Justice Roberts named Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Timothy Tymkovich as the new chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Resources. Judge Tymcovich, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, has served on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals since 2003.
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.
The Conference of Senior Circuit Judges was created by Congress in 1922, to serve as the principal policy making body concerned with the administration of the U.S. Courts. In 1948, Congress enacted section 331 of title 28, United States Code, changing the name to the Judicial Conference of the United States. District judges were formally added to the Conference in 1957.
The fundamental purpose of the Judicial Conference is to make policy with regard to the administration of the U.S. courts.
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