Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Didja Hear the One About the Three Yale Law Grads?"

That's the top story in today's Recorder (with nice photos) here, about the swearing in of Justices Cuéllar and Kruger.
  • "Cuéllar ... thanked his family, who emigrated from Mexico when he was a boy, and his wife, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California. She "constantly tries to remind me of federal supremacy while I remind her that the federal courts are of limited jurisdiction," said Cuéllar, 42.
  • Said Kruger: "This is much more than an honor. It is a solemn responsibility,"
    Brown: "By the way, you are two years older than when I was first elected governor."
  • Yale Law School (coat of arms).png

On the topic of pedigree, check out this Letter to the Editor (from LA Lawyer Evan Jenness), proposing that cert petitions be filed "blind" (i.e., without naming counsel), so that the justices will focus solely on the issues and not on the lawyers.