The Judicial Conference and the New Bankruptcy Act
American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 65, No. 229, 1979
1 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2009 Last revised: 8 Jul 2009
Date Written: 1979
As a former member of the special bankruptcy legislative committee of the Judicial Conference and chairman of its bankruptcy rules committee, Judge Aldisert clarifies the publicly stated position of the conference and responds to criticism of Chief Justice Burger's opposition to the ultimate compromise legislation that became the Bankruptcy Act of 1978. Addresses the debate over whether bankruptcy judges should have Article III status, lifetime appointments and pensions.
Keywords: Bankruptcy Act, Judicial Conference, Aldisert, bankruptcy
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