Reappointment of Chief Judge John T. Laney III

Monday, February 3, 2014


Reappointment of Judge John T. Laney III

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Georgia

The current 14-year term of office of The Honorable John T. Laney III, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Georgia at Columbus, is due to expire on 30 September 2014. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit presently is considering whether to reappoint Judge Laney to a new 14-year term of office. Under reappointment, Judge Laney would continue to perform the statutory responsibilities of a bankruptcy judge.

Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals concerning the reappointment of Chief Bankruptcy Judge Laney to a new term of office. If requested, the identity of a respondent to this solicitation will not be divulged without prior consent. However, Chief Judge Laney will be provided with a general description of the source and nature of any comments. All comments should be submitted to Mr. James P. Gerstenlauer, Circuit Executive, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Comments must be received in the Circuit Executive's Office no later than 18 March 2014.