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This page displays up-to-date information on judicial appointments, elevations, and retirements of federal judges. Milestones can be filtered by category using the drop down menu.

Last updated: 11/29/2013

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Elevated: U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn
November 18, 2013


Appointed: Elaine D. Kaplan
Position: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
November 6, 2013


Appointed: Colin Stirling Bruce
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
November 4, 2013


Deceased: Karen J. Williams
Position: Senior U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
November 2, 2013


Senior Status: Lonny R. Suko
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
November 1, 2013


Appointed: Patricia D. Barksdale
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
November 1, 2013


Retired: George A. Yanthis
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
October 31, 2013


Senior Status: Stewart Dalzell
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
October 31, 2013


Retired: Felix Recio, Jr.
Position: United States Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
October 31, 2013


Retired: Thomas E. Morris
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
October 30, 2013


Senior Status: Joel F. Dubina
Position: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
October 26, 2013


Retired: Irma E. Gonzalez
Position: Senior U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
October 25, 2013


Appointed: Sara Lee Ellis
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
October 23, 2013


Retired: Emily C. Hewitt
Position: Chief U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
October 21, 2013


Retired: Lynn J. Bush
Position: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
October 21, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Succeeding retired U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Emily Hewitt.
October 21, 2013


Appointed: U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
October 21, 2013


Retired: Edward J. Damich
Position: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
October 21, 2013


Retired: Nancy B. Firestone
Position: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
October 21, 2013


Retired: Francis M. Allegra
Position: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
October 21, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William R. Sawyer
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dwight H. Williams, Jr.
October 17, 2013


Senior Status: Cameron McGowan Currie
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
October 3, 2013


Retired: David J. Waxse
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
October 3, 2013


Deceased: John W. Potter
Position: Senior U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
October 3, 2013


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