Comment on Candidate for Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals

January 4, 2017

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby is the sole candidate for designation to a four-year term as chief judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals, commencing March 10, 2017.

Judge Blackburne-Rigsby has submitted a statement of interest, available on the Judicial Nomination Commission’s website. Additional application materials may be reviewed, by appointment only, at the Commission’s office, 515 5th St NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC. 

The Commission invites comments from the bench, bar, and public regarding Judge Blackburne-Rigsby’s candidacy for designation as chief judge. Comments may be submitted by online survey, by paper copy of the survey provided by the JNC or by submitting a letter of comment. All comments must be received by no later than January 23, 2017.  

Please note: All comments, surveys, and letters received become part of the confidential file for this chief judge designation process. The Commission may discuss topics raised in the comments with the candidate, but will do so either by aggregating the comments or otherwise ensuring that the source of the comments, and the identity of the commenter are not revealed unless the commenter consents to the disclosure of his/her identity. Please visit the Commission’s website for more information and instructions for submitting comments. 

Contact the Commission’s executive director for more information, to request a paper copy of the candidate evaluation form, or to schedule a review of any publicly available additional candidate materials, at 202-879-0478 or