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03/09/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Public Notice for Reappointment of a Bankruptcy Judge

The current 14-year term of office of M. Bruce McCullough, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania is due to expire on September 21, 2009. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is considering the reappointment of the Judge to a new 14-year term of office.

Upon reappointment, the incumbent would continue to exercise the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge as specified in Title 28, United States Code; Title 11, United States Code; and the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-353, ยงยง 101-122, 98 Stat. 333-346. In bankruptcy cases and proceedings referred by the district court, the incumbent would continue to perform the duties of a bankruptcy judge that might include holding status conferences, conducting hearings and trials, making final determinations, entering orders and judgments, and submitting proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to the district court.

Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals regarding the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge M. Bruce McCullough. All comments should be directed to one of the following addresses:

By e-mail:
McCullough_Reappointment@ca3.uscourts.gov

By mail:
Office of the Circuit Executive
Toby D. Slawsky, Circuit Executive
22409 U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1790
Comments must be received no later than noon on Monday, March 30, 2009.

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