Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Judging Judges

While looking for judges to potentially clerk for, I have come across some interesting information. Among my favorite discoveries:
  • Two judges born in 1919. One was appointed by JFK, the other by LBJ.
  • A judge who was appointed and confirmed even though an American Bar Association committee found that he was not suited based on his temperament. Yeah, definitely not working at someone like that.
  • A judge who requires "sociability." Either he has low standards or has had some bad experiences.
  • A judge still practicing even though he was sanctioned for overstepping his duties by seizing a defendant's bank accounts.
This might make you wonder who's sitting behind the bench. But then you remember that it could be a 20'something recent law school grad who is deciding your fate.

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