|Plenty of juicy items to start off your appellate week...|
- The DJ profiles 4/1's Justice Benke. (And the DJ's "Coming this week" subscriber email notes that 4/1's Justice Aaron will be profiled this week too. But it notes that both of these profiles are for judges of the "United States Court of Appeals - 4th District." Oops. Oh, well.)
- The DJ also has an article titled "Spat between California and Idaho politicans could endanger 9th Circuit nominee -- Senators from the two states call dibs on Stephen Trott's former circuit seat," about John Owens's nomination.
"Trott's seat in Boise, Idaho, has been subject to a territorial tussle between the senators from California and Idaho for years. Things intensified in 2004 when Trott went senior and the seat became open and up for grabs. The rift has left it unfilled ever since as the longest-standing judicial vacancy in the U.S."
- Justice Gilbert has a column titled "Insidious movement targest elderly attorneys," taking umbrage at a proposed State Bar requirement for lawyers over 50 to take MCLE on recognizing cognitive impairment.