The current 14-year term of office of Dale L. Somers, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Kansas at Topeka, Kansas, is due to expire on September 18, 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is presently considering whether to reappoint Judge Somers to a new 14-year term of office.
Upon reappointment, Judge Somers would continue to exercise the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge, as specified in Titles 11 and 28 of the United States Code.
Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. All comments will be kept confidential and should be directed to:
David Tighe Circuit Executive
Byron White United States Courthouse 1823 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80257
Comments must be received not later than Tuesday, April 18, 2017.