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Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, P.L.

98-353, the Regulations of the Judicial Conference of the United States for the Selection

of United States Bankruptcy Judge Nominees and the Procedures of the Sixth Circuit

Judicial Council for the Selection of Bankruptcy Judge Nominees, the Sixth Circuit Judicial

Council has received and considered applications from persons interested in appointment

to the Bankruptcy Judge position in the Eastern District of Michigan at Flint or Bay City,

which vacancy was created by the passage of P.L. 109-8.


The Merit Selection Panel has recommended the following five persons to the Sixth

Circuit Judicial Council and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for

consideration for appointment to the Bankruptcy Judge vacancy:


Scott W. Dales, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michael J. Hluchaniuk, Bay City, Michigan

Daniel S. Opperman, Saginaw, Michigan

Paul J. Randel, Farmington, Michigan

Ronald L. Rose, Detroit, Michigan


Under the Act the final selection of a person for appointment as Bankruptcy Judge

will be made by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Any person may

submit written comments for consideration by the Judicial Council, who must narrow the

list to three recommended nominees for each position, and the Court of Appeals regarding

the qualifications of the above five final nominees. Such written comments must be

received in the Office of the Circuit Executive, 503 Potter Stewart United States

Courthouse, 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, no later than January 27, 2006


For further information contact James A. Higgins, Circuit Executive, or Kay Lockett,

Assistant Circuit Executive, at (513) 564-7200.


January 11, 2006


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