Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Law360 profile of rara avis Judge Reinhardt

Law360 features The Lion in Winter: Judge Stephen Reinhardt, calling him the "reigning liberal lion of the Ninth Circuit." It goes to characterize him as "politically divisive," and an "unapologetic throwback to the socially progressive days of the Warren Court." Other comments: "an erudite champion on liberal thought in an era of rightward-tilting judicial moderates," "a leftist partisan who adorns the sleeves of his judge's robes with an unseemly bleeding heart." And that's all just from the first two sentences! Chief Judge Kozinski "has reportedly referred to Reinhardt as a 'mastodon'" and the article goes on from there to present many other intriguing quotes and descriptions.