28 U.S.C. § 351 : US Code - Section 351: Complaints; judge defined

Search 28 U.S.C. § 351 : US Code - Section 351: Complaints; judge defined

      (a) Filing of Complaint by Any Person. - Any person alleging that
    a judge has engaged in conduct prejudicial to the effective and
    expeditious administration of the business of the courts, or
    alleging that such judge is unable to discharge all the duties of
    office by reason of mental or physical disability, may file with
    the clerk of the court of appeals for the circuit a written
    complaint containing a brief statement of the facts constituting
    such conduct.
      (b) Identifying Complaint by Chief Judge. - In the interests of
    the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the
    courts and on the basis of information available to the chief judge
    of the circuit, the chief judge may, by written order stating
    reasons therefor, identify a complaint for purposes of this chapter
    and thereby dispense with filing of a written complaint.
      (c) Transmittal of Complaint. - Upon receipt of a complaint filed
    under subsection (a), the clerk shall promptly transmit the
    complaint to the chief judge of the circuit, or, if the conduct
    complained of is that of the chief judge, to that circuit judge in
    regular active service next senior in date of commission
    (hereafter, for purposes of this chapter only, included in the term
    "chief judge"). The clerk shall simultaneously transmit a copy of
    the complaint to the judge whose conduct is the subject of the
    complaint. The clerk shall also transmit a copy of any complaint
    identified under subsection (b) to the judge whose conduct is the
    subject of the complaint.
      (d) Definitions. - In this chapter - 
        (1) the term "judge" means a circuit judge, district judge,
      bankruptcy judge, or magistrate judge; and
        (2) the term "complainant" means the person filing a complaint
      under subsection (a) of this section.