The current term of office of Judge Alan H.W. Shiff, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut, is due to expire on March 19, 2015. The Judicial Council of the Second Circuit is considering recalling Judge Shiff to another two-year term of office and has determined that he appears to merit recall reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.
Under 28 U.S.C. § 155(b), a retired bankruptcy judge may, upon the judge's consent, be recalled to serve as a bankruptcy judge in any judicial district by the judicial council of the circuit within which the district is located. In accordance with the statute, the Judicial Conference has promulgated the following regulations, set forth in the Guide to Judiciary to Judiciary Policy, § 1020, to govern the extended recall of retired bankruptcy judges.
Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Second Circuit Judicial Council regarding the recall of Bankruptcy Judge Alan H.W. Shiff to another term of office. All comments will be kept confidential and should be directed to:
Karen Greve Milton
U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit
40 Foley Square, Room 2904
New York, NY 10007
Comments must be received no later than Friday November 28, 2014