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CHAPTER IV: INVESTIGATION AND
RECOMMENDATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Rule 9. Appointment of Special Committee
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(a) Membership.
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(b) Presiding officer.
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(c) Notice of appointment of special
committee.
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(d) Provision of documents.
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(e) Continuing qualification of committee members.
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(f) Quorum and voting requirements.
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(g) Inability of committee member to complete
service.
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Rule 10. Conduct of Investigation
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(a) Extent and methods to be determined by
committee.
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(b) Criminal matters.
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(c) Staff.
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(d) Delegation.
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(e) Report.
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(f) Voting.
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Rule 11. Conduct of Hearings by Special Committee
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(a) Purpose of hearings.
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(b) Notice to judge complained about.
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(c) Committee witnesses.
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(d) Witnesses called by the judge.
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(e) Witness fees.
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(f) Rules of evidence; oath.
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(g) Record and transcript.
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Rule 12. Rights of Judge Under Investigation
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(a) Notice.
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(b) Representation by counsel.
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(c) Right to hearing; presentation of evidence.
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(d) Presentation of argument.
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(e) Attendance at hearings.
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(f) Receipt of committee's report.
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Rule 13. Rights of Complainant during
Investigation
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(a) Notice.
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(b) Opportunity to provide evidence and attend
hearing.
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(c) Presentation of argument.
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(d) Representation by counsel.
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CHAPTER V: JUDICIAL COUNCIL
CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF
SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Rule 14. Action by Judicial Council
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(a) Judicial council consideration.
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(b) Basis of judicial council action.
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(c) Dismissal.
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(d) Conclusion of proceeding on basis of
corrective action taken.
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(e) Referral to or review by Judicial Conference
of the United States.
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(f) Order of corrective action.
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(g) Combination of actions.
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(h) Recommendation about fees.
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(i) Notice of action of judicial council.
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(j) Public availability of judicial council action.
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(k) Allegations of criminal conduct .
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Rule 15. Procedures for Judicial Council; Amicus
Curiae
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(a) Rights of judge complained about.
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(b) Conduct of additional investigation by judicial
council.
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(c) Amicus curiae.
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CHAPTER VI: MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Rule 16. Confidentiality
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(a) General Rule.
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(b) Files.
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(c) Disclosure in memoranda of reasons.
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(d) Availability to Judicial Conference
of the United States.
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(e) [Reserved]
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(f) Removal proceedings.
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(g) Consent of judge complained about.
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(h) Disclosure by judicial council in special
circumstances.
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(i) Disclosure of identity by judge complained
about.
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(j) Assistance and consultation.
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Rule 17. Public Availability of Decisions
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(a) General Rule.
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(b) Manner of making public.
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(c) Decisions of Judicial Conference of the
United States standing committee.
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