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Chief judges step down in Idaho but will maintain caseloads

December 22, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two federal court chief judges in Idaho are stepping down as chief judges but will maintain full caseloads.

The U.S. Courts for the District of Idaho in a news release Friday says Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill and Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Terry L. Meyers will step down as chief judges on Jan. 1.

Officials say U.S. District Judge David C. Nye and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Joseph M. Meier will become chief judges in their respective courts on Jan. 2.

Wimnill has been a chief judge for 19 years and Meyers for 14 years.

Chief judges maintain full caseloads and also handle administrative duties that include managing the budget, making sure internal controls are in place to protect government money and property, and overseeing court staff and court operations.

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