Talk:United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

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Retired senior judges[edit]

@Snickers2686: I'm not sure why I was reverted, as you offered no explanation. Note that the retired senior judges are not listed on the NDAL website. Dyrnych (talk) 22:46, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

@Dyrnych: Then perhaps they are inactive, but according to their FJC profiles they're still in senior status Snickers2686 (talk) 01:32, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

The FJC is not dispositive as to whether a judge has retired, and I'm not sure why you think a judge would be inactive, still on senior status, and not reflected as a senior status judge on the court's website. I'm certainly not an RS, but I can assure you—consistent with the Northern District's website—that Judges Hancock, Johnson, Acker, and Probst have all retired. Dyrnych (talk) 01:48, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

@Dyrnych: Why would the FJC not be dispositive when it is a database maintained by the federal judiciary? A judge maintains inactive senior status to continue the payroll benefits and cost of living adjustments; but they release their docket, caseload, chambers and staff to others within the court and are not listed with an "active" duty station on the court website.

If you browse each of their FJC profiles, none of them say they've retired, i.e. "service terminated due to retirement"

For further explanation see:talk:WikiProject United States courts and judges#Note to all regarding retirement vs inactive senior status

It's a common mistake we all make, myself included--it's a confusing concept. If you can find a press release or any other citation indicating they did retire, then by all means, make the necessary changes. Snickers2686 (talk) 04:26, 20 August 2017 (UTC)