|"a play-by-the-rules centrist who has a reputation as a calming presence when emotions run high"|
Also mentioned in the profile.
And, making it an appellate double-header today for the DJ's Emily Green, see also: New State Appellate Appointees Include Federal Judge, Same-Sex Marriage Advocate. At the Recorder, see Stewart Tapped for First District.
Apart from losing its name, the AOC is about to lose its head: Administrative Director Steven Jahr Announces Retirement.
Hey baseball fans, the 9th Circuit has granted en banc review in the Barry Bonds case (here).
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
King of the Hill / Steve Jahr / Barry Bonds
Today's DJ profiles the 5th District's PJ, Brad Hill, described as a "prominent figure in the statewide administration of the judiciary" based on his many years on the Judicial Council. Other adjectives include gracious, efficient, creative, thorough, direct, thoughtful. He is quoted: "what's really important is the law. ...[If] you start getting in to personalities or preparation or how it was presented, it maybe diverts attention from who wins, who loses, here's why and here's the law."