Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Upcoming opening on the 9th Cir.

Image result for harry pregersonToday's DJ's cover story is Two Generations of Pregerson Judges are Taking Senior Status, about how 9th Cir. Judge Harry Pregerson will be taking senior status at age 92. His son CD Cal Judge Dean Pregerson will also "go senior" in January, when he turns 65.

[The 9/30 MetNews reports in Judges Pregerson Set to Take Senior Status This Winter: "The elder Pregerson, who turns 92 next month, is to assume semi-retired status on Dec. 11, the 44th anniversary of his taking the oath as a U.S. district judge, a post to which he was appointed by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson. Dean Pregerson, 64, was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1996. He is scheduled to take senior status Jan. 28."]

In related news, California Women Lawyers made the following announcement:

Notice of Ninth Circuit Opening

Senator Dianne Feinstein's judicial advisory committee is in the process of filling the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. If you are someone who could serve with distinction as a federal appeals court judge and would like more information about the process, please contact David S. Casey Jr., State Chair of Senator Feinstein's judicial advisory committee at (619) 238-1811 or email

Today's DJ also features a column by Dean Chemerinsky, Breyer Bound by Court Opinions, which begins, "Justice Stephen Breyer's new book, 'The Court and the World' (Knopf 2015) is simultaneously enlightening and frustrating."