The current term of office of Carl L. Bucki, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the WesternDistrict of New York, is due to expire on December 29, 2021. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Bucki to a new term of office and has determined that he appears to merit reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.
Upon reappointment, the incumbent would continue to exercise the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge as specified in United States Code title 28, United States Code title 11, and the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-353, §§ 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 Chief Bankruptcy Judge Carl L. Bucki to a new term of office. All comments will be kept confidential and should be emailed to:
Comments must be received no later than April 2, 2021.