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Bench Report: Are Judges Political? Plus, the Tenth Circuit Gets Its First Public Defender Judge

Judges love to say how independent and nonpartisan they are. But some legal experts say politics is inherently part of their job.       Related StoriesBench Report: How a Big Sanctions Hearing Raised Questions About Recording in Court. Plus, the Senate Gears Up to Confirm More Judges – EnclosureBench Report: DOJ Finds Flaws in Judicial Security. Plus, […]

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Collins Fitzpatrick, Longest-Serving Circuit Executive, Reflects on Career

On Sept. 28, Collins Fitzpatrick will retire as Circuit Executive of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, after 50 years of service in the federal Judiciary. In 1976, Fitzpatrick was appointed as the Seventh Circuit’s first executive, five years after Congress created the position. He is by far the longest-serving circuit executive in the […]

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Vowing to Look 'Closely' at Billing, Judge Appoints Trimmed Leadership Team in Casino App Cases

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, who emphasized the importance of diversity, said he would appoint a 14-lawyer plaintiff team on Thursday in lawsuits against Google, Apple and Facebook over their casino apps. Edelson partner Rafey Balabanian had reduced the size of the team and made it more diverse.         Click Here To Read The Full […]

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