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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 »

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Remembering Irving Goldberg

by Diane Wood

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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. Continue Reading »

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Reflections on Judge Weinfeld

by John G. Koeltl

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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 Continue Reading »

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

by Nathan Hecht

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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 Continue Reading »

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A Member of the Greatest Generation: Glen M. Williams

by James P. Jones

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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. Continue Reading »