Jim gets demoted
Outgoing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) will relinquish the gavel when the Republicans become the minority party in January. He was reportedly seeking a position as the Ranking Member on the committee in the new Congress. Unfortunately for Jim, that position will go to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).
To add insult to injury, Sensenbrenner didn't get a Ranking Member on any other committees. He has been serving in the House of Representatives since 1979.
WisPolitics has the list of new Ranking Members in PDF format.
Crossposted at Sensenbrenner Watch.