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A Passion for Justice, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service: Rudi M. Brewster

by Marilyn L. Huff

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Published April 2013 The Honorable Rudi M. Brewster dedicated his life to justice, integrity, professionalism, and service. I had the privilege of working with him for 37 years. He permitted Continue Reading »

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John Schwartz and Chief Judging

by Eugene R. Wedoff

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Published March 2013 There is a difference between being a good judge and being a good chief judge. John Schwartz, who served on the bankruptcy court in Chicago from 1984 Continue Reading »

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Remembering the Private Life of Judge Edward R. Becker

by Michael Baylson

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Published February 2013 Edward R. Becker was a most distinguished federal jurist and winner of the Devitt Award. This short essay is about Ed Becker as a person, incidental to Continue Reading »

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The Remarkable Life and Career of Judge Louis Pollak

by Paul S. Diamond

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Published February 2013 I first met Lou Pollak in 1974, when I was a student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Lou had just left Yale Law School, where Continue Reading »

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Protecting Constitutional Rights: Stanley Mosk

by Richard M. Mosk

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Published December 2012 My father, Justice Stanley Mosk, is well known for being the longest-serving member of the California Supreme Court and for rendering landmark decisions, many of which are Continue Reading »

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Tribute to Judge John M. Roll

by James A. Teilborg

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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, Continue Reading »

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A Great Judge from the Greatest Generation

by Thomas B. Russell

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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 Continue Reading »

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A Judge’s Judge

by Richard C. Tallman

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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 Continue Reading »

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

by Gene E.K. Pratter

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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. Continue Reading »

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Remembering Justice Weltner

by Thomas W. Thrash, Jr.

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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 Continue Reading »