Congress Passes Bankruptcy Judge Bill

Congress has passed a bill authorizing a replacement judge in Jackson after U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge G. Harvey Boswell retires in July. Boswell handled cases in Jackson but reported to the court in Memphis. Until Congress passed the stalled bankruptcy judge bill, it appeared Boswell’s position would lapse. That would have meant more work and travel for the four judges in Memphis. Lack of congressional action on the bill also would have meant the loss of almost one-tenth of the nation’s 351 bankruptcy judges. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. Learn more in the Memphis Daily News