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final action on the complaint has been taken and is no longer subject to review.
(1) If the complaint is finally disposed of without appointment of a special committee, or if it is disposed of by judicial
council order dismissing the complaint for reasons other than mootness or because intervening events have made action
on the complaint unnecessary (as to which,
see
paragraph (4), below), the publicly available materials will not disclose
the name of the judge complained about without his or her consent.
(2) If the complaint is finally disposed of, pursuant to Rule 14(f), by censure or reprimand by means of private
communication, the publicly available materials will not disclose either the name of the judge complained about or the
text of the reprimand.
(3) If the complaint is finally disposed of by any other action taken pursuant to Rule 14(f), the text of the dispositive
order will be included in the materials made public, and the name of the judge complained about will be disclosed.
(4) If, pursuant to Rule 14(d), the complaint is dismissed as moot, or because intervening events have made action on
the complaint unnecessary, at any time after the appointment of a special committee, the judicial council will determine
whether the name of the judge complained about is to be disclosed.
The name of the complainant will not be disclosed in materials made public under this Rule unless the Chief Judge
orders such disclosure.
(b) Manner of making public.
The records referred to in subsection (a) will be made public by placing them in a publicly
accessible file in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-
2950. The Clerk will send copies of the publicly available materials to the Federal Judicial Center, One Columbus
Circle, NE, Washington, DC 20002, where such materials will also be available for public inspection. In cases in
which memoranda appear to have precedential value, the Chief Judge may cause them to be published in a manner
consistent with subsection (a) of this Rule.
(c) Decisions of Judicial Conference of the United States standing committee.
To the extent consistent with the policy
of the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee to Review Circuit Council Conduct and Disability Orders,
opinions of that Committee about complaints arising from this Court will also be made available to the public in the
office of the Clerk.
(d) Special rule for decisions of judicial council.
When the judicial council has taken final action on the basis of a report
of a special committee, and no petition for review has been filed with the Judicial Conference of the United States
within 30 days after the judicial council's action, the materials referred to in subsection (a) of this Rule will be made
public in accordance with this Rule as if there were no further right of review.
(e) Complaints referred to Judicial Conference of the United States.
If a complaint is referred to the Judicial
Conference of the United States pursuant to Rule 14(e) and the judicial council does not take further action under Rule
14(f) and (g), materials relating to the complaint will be made public only as may be ordered by the Judicial Conference
of the United States.
RULE 18. DISQUALIFICATION
(a) Complainant.
If the complaint is filed by a judge, that judge will be disqualified from participation in any
consideration of the complaint except to the extent that these Rules provide for participation by a complainant. If the
Chief Judge has identified a complaint under Rule 2(j), he or she will not be automatically disqualified from
participating in the consideration of the complaint but may consider in his or her discretion whether the circumstances
warrant disqualification.
(b) Judge complained about.
A judge complained about whose conduct is the subject of a complaint will be disqualified
from participating in any consideration of the complaint except to the extent that these Rules provide for participation