Four senior judges in the District of Columbia's local courts are seeking reappointment.
D.C. Court of Appeals Judge John Terry and D.C. Superior Court judges Geoffrey Alprin, Gregory Mize and Patricia Wynn will be reviewed by the group that evaluates the performance of sitting judges, the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
The commission is accepting public comments on the senior judges through Jan. 3, 2014. Senior judges are reviewed every four years, or ever two years after age 74; associate judges sit for 15-year terms.
Terry was appointed to the appeals court—the District's highest local court—in 1982. He took senior status in 2006. Alprin became a judge in 1983 and took senior status in 2010. Mize and Wynn were both appointed in 1990 and took senior status in 2002.
The seven-member commission, which is currently down one member, will decide whether to recommend reappointments for Terry, Alprin, Mize and Wynn.
The commission is led by U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler. Other members include four attorneys—Shirley Ann Higuchi of the American Psychological Association; William Lightfoot of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot; Anthony Pierce of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; and Jeannine Sanford of D.C. nonprofit Bread for the City—and one non-attorney, Michael Fauntroy.