The District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure announced today that Judge John A. Terry of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and Judges Richard A. Levie, Nan R. Shuker, and Robert S. Tignor of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia have requested recommendations for reappointment as Senior Judges.
Under the Retired Judge Service Act, as amended by the District of Columbia Judicial Efficiency and Improvement Act, the Tenure Commission was given the responsibility for determining a retiring judge’s fitness to continue judicial service as a Senior Judge. The provisions provide in part as follows:
"...A retired judge willing to perform judicial duties may request a recommendation as a senior judge from the Commission. Such judge shall submit to the Commission such information as the Commission considers necessary to a recommendation under this subsection.
(2) The Commission shall submit a written report of its recommendations and findings to the appropriate chief judge of the judge requesting appointment within 180 days of the date of the request for recommendation. The Commission, under such criteria as it considers appropriate, shall make a favorable or unfavorable recommendation to the appropriate chief judge regarding an appointment as senior judge. The recommendation of the Commission shall be final.
(3) The appropriate chief judge shall notify the Commission and the judge requesting appointment of such chief judge’s decision regarding appointment within 30 days after receipt of the Commission’s recommendation and findings. The decision of such chief judge regarding such appointment shall be final."
Any person or organization wishing to submit information on the qualifications of Judges Terry, Levie, Shuker, and Tignor should file such data no later than January 9, 2012. The identity of any person submitting materials will be kept confidential unless expressly authorized by the person submitting the information.
All communications should be mailed, faxed, e-mailed, or delivered to the Commission at Building A, Room 246, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, telephone (202) 727-1363, FAX (202) 727-9718, or e-mail email@example.com.