Judging

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Tribute to Judge John M. Roll

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Published December 2012 In some professions, death is a constant companion. But not in ours. Nothing prepared me for the phone message from our U.S. Marshal on Saturday, January 8, […]

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A Great Judge from the Greatest Generation

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Published December 2012 I am uncertain as to whether leaders are born or made. The same may be said with those we selectively call great. I do believe we recognize […]

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A Judge’s Judge

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Published November 2012 On September 24, 1969, the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit convened at the U.S. Courthouse in Seattle for a special […]

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Gentleman Judge and Magnificent Man: J. William Ditter, Jr.

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Published November 2012 The Eastern District of Pennsylvania is a large, collegial trial court where quick humor and timely touches of humanity are as highly valued as intelligence and integrity. […]

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Remembering Justice Weltner

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Published November 2012 I approach the task of writing a remembrance of Charles Weltner with a sense of great humility and considerable inadequacy. But the opportunity to write such a […]

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Remembering Irving Goldberg

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Published October 2012 The basic facts about Irving L. Goldberg, who served for 31 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, are easy to summarize. […]

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Reflections on Judge Weinfeld

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Published October 2012 Judge Edward Weinfeld was a judge of the Southern District of New York from 1950 until his death in January 1988 at the age of eighty–six. He […]

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Always His Own Man: Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope, Jr.

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Published October 2012 “I’m going to retire, I want you to take my seat, and the Governor agrees,” Texas district judge Allen Wood told the 33-year-old Corpus Christi lawyer. Jack […]

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A Member of the Greatest Generation: Glen M. Williams

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Published October 2012 In 2010, U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams, at the age of 91, announced that he would become inactive after 47 years with the federal court system. […]

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Judge James L. Oakes “Vermont’s Finest”

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Published September 2012 In 1947, Judge Oakes graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, and instead of heading off to a major metropolitan law firm, came to Brattleboro, Vermont, to […]

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