November 14, 2018

Update: Tenth Circuit Names New Chief Judge

As of this weekend, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has a new chief judge, Mary Beck Briscoe, after predecessor Robert H. Henry stepped down from his executive duties in advance of his June 30 retirement from the bench.

Chief Judge Briscoe was appointed to the Tenth Circuit by President Bill Clinton in 1995. Prior to becoming a federal judge, she sat on the Kansas Court of Appeals for 11 years and was an assistant U.S. attorney and an attorney-examiner for the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commisssion.

Said Judge Henry:

Judge Briscoe has graciously offered to take on the chief’s position as of May 1, and I truly appreciate her willingness to do so. Judge Briscoe’s leadership skills are truly remarkable, and the court will benefit from her experience, her thoroughness, and her impressive administrative abilities.

Judge Henry will continue to serve as a federal judge until June 30.

(image source: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals)

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